As we celebrate Thanksgiving today, the question I ask myself is, do I have a thankful heart?
I am surrounded by so much. We are celebrating our first Thanksgiving in our new house with friends and family. I have a wonderful husband and five great kids.
All of our parents are still living and still love each other (and us). We have a whole slew of siblings and in laws and nieces and nephews that we love to be around.
I have a Savior who loves me unconditionally, a dear church family, food in the freezer and clothes on my back.
But is my heart thankful? I’m ashamed to say it… but not always.
Isn’t it amazing that even when I have so much- I can still find something to complain about?
Remember the Veggie Tales movie Madame Blueberry?
This song from the movie says it well…
We thank God for this day
For the sun in the sky
for the friends that we have
for this yummy apple pie
for the love that He shares
‘Cause he listens to our prayers
That’s why we say thanks every day.
Because a thankful heart is a happy heart.
We’re glad for what we have
That’s an easy way to start
For the love that He shares
‘Cause He listens to our prayers
That’s why we say thanks everyday!
That’s why we say thanks every day!
Be glad for what you have today, remember that a thankful heart is a happy heart!
Let’s say thanks every day!