Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Holiday Spirit

You've got to consider the true meaning behind the holiday season when it rolls around. Otherwise, its nothing really special, but we all get that special feeling inside us when its this time of the year. It's more than just that "this is fun" feeling. It all starts with Thanksgiving. Let’s take a day to reflect on what we are thankful for. Some would say turkey and football and gathering with family has actually taken away from actual meaning of thanksgiving. i mean, now it seems like 95% of the time we are either arguing with our family, stressing over the food preparation or sitting in front of the tv watching Dallas beat whomever they are playing that year. i digress....
lets make sure we are celebrating the holiday for its true meanings. As Christians let’s TAKE TIME and actually think and pray about how thankful we should be for our salvation, grace, and how God desires to have a relationship with us. Let’s be thankful for the freedom our country has given us. our military who serves and protects. Relationships we have been blessed with. then, let us finally be thankful for provisions, and material possessions, and the entertainment of football.
at that point, i think we may have a tiny right to eat the food, enjoy the time with family, and watch a little football.

And on a side note, we don't just have to be thankful on this day alone. Let's carry this attitude through Christmas and the rest of the new year.

Point well made Jeremy. I find it is easy to try and act thankful this time of year, and then again on Easter, but what I truly strive for is thankfulness that comes naturally from my spirit and permeates my thoughts and actions all year long.

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