Another occasion significant and popular in the United States that we don’t celebrate here in the Philippines is Thanksgiving. An image of a turkey comes to my mind when I hear the word.
Being thankful should be on a daily basis. It is after all part of a Christian’s everyday prayer. If I remember correctly, my prayer must follow this acronym as a format:
A – doration
C – onfession
T – hanksgiving
S – upplication
The people and things that I need, the things that I sometimes want and got, the past experiences, even my current situation all contribute to what I am thankful for each day. Every day, I will always have something to be grateful for.
- Even though our ceiling has cracks and our walls are peeling and ruined, I am thankful I have a house to live in.
- Even though I don’t get to travel and see places with my own eyes, I am thankful I could browse the Internet and read all about these wonderful places.
- Even though my wardrobe mostly consists of old and outdated pieces, I am thankful I still have clothes to wear.
- Even though our home stuff are not super high end, I am thankful they are functional and free (most are wedding gifts).
- Even though my kids don’t have the latest toys, I am thankful they have many which were given to them and that the simple ones will boost their imaginations better.
- Even though I have backslid as a Christian, I am thankful to God for His unceasing love and His faithfulness to me and my family.
There’s also an episode on Veggie Tales (my Elle loves watching this) on Madame Blueberry and how she discovered that “a thankful heart is a happy heart.” Watch it.