“BE GRATEFUL” was posted close to the traffic whizzing by. I was encouraged that someone had spent money to communicate a very important message, in the middle of the summer.
Being Grateful this Holiday Season
Farmers are a very thankful lot, despite all the jokes in the press about them whining and complaining. I have met many prairie people who are grateful for their families who continue to toil and create opportunity with a thankful heart. Are you thankful for living in peace, eating well, and being deeply cherished?
I have also heard sad tales of grandparents being denied access to their grandkids, and sons who just can’t share the bounty of what their parents intended.
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It really comes down to making a choice, doesn’t it? We choose to bless others by our love and actions, and we intentionally verbally affirm those who fill our emotional bank account.
“Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds” -Isaiah 3:10 (NIV).
Psychologists suggest that thankful people are emotionally healthy, more than those who chose to be hard of heart and tight-fisted with their appreciation.
Regardless of whether the pasture is fair or poor, and the bins are full or lacking, choose to be grateful as you plan your next move for your family and business.
Blessings to you all for a wonderful celebration of this holiday season. Remember, strong families celebrate!
What’s the one thing that you are most thankful for this year? Please share with me and our community in the comments below!