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- Even though my wardrobe mostly consists of old and outdated pieces, I am thankful I still have clothes to wear.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.