As we gather together this Thanksgiving, lets take a moment to reflect on the blessings that we have had this year 2020.
Being confined by order or selectively by choice, having our Sta-cation as some would call it has brought families together.
It has been a trying time for all of us. We have grown closer to our friends and family.
Thoughts of being Grateful
Family games are now being played more than ever. Whether you like board games, card games, or outdoor games all are bringing us closer as a family.
Dinner at the table is now a normal again for the first time since the 1950’s when it was the norm to sit at the dinner table and have a conversation. Designer moms have the ability to make our tables look like the magazines with table scapes to die for.
We have learned to cook again, with the ingredients from our pantry. Things that we thought were difficult are now easier, we have tried new recipes with flops and successes. We are grateful for the cooking channel to show us how to cook, it has become our new favorite series to watch.
Using less has also been a blessing, it has made us more aware of the consumption of throw away products that are filling our landfill. Eco-friendly products are now on our radar.
It’s easy to take the little things for granted — but you shouldn’t.
Have we taken the time to be thankful for the tiny things that we just don’t think about, but have an impact in our daily lives.
Waking up in the morning to a new day. Start by telling the Lord you are grateful that he has given us the sun and that it rises faithfully every morning. (Of course, when the weather changes and we have rain, snow, billowy clouds, smoke, etc.)
Refrigeration to keep our drinks and food for a longer period of time. The sound of the cold can of cola being opened. Awe!
Having eyes to see the world and experience the beauty that it beholds. Take a moment to set outside your door and “See and listen”.
Being able to vote. To let our voice be heard.
A washer and dryer to keep our clothes and sheets clean. No walking down to the creek.
The media of the time, Reddit, Facebook, Instagram, You Tube and Pinterest, some to keep us in touch and other to give us motivation.
Music that moves us. Inspiration comes from different music at different times. Over the river and through the woods . . . comes to my mind.
With winter coming, how about Winter Coats and Gloves.
The sound of nature, being quiet helps us reflect on the things that matter most. I know that I enjoyed the quiet, the rumble of the cars were not to be heard. Songs of the Songbirds were heard again, did you hear their song?
Random Acts of kindness. Thoughts of those that cannot get out. Being a good neighbor. Did you think of someone while reading this list? Make a homemade “Giving Thanks” card from Michaels is a great way to share kindness.
Be thankful today and everyday of the year. May 2021 become a better year for all of us. Gratitude is something that we should be able to express on any occasion—no matter how big or small.
So, don’t reserve these thoughtful messages for the fourth Thursday in November.
Just throw a Autumn Harvest Acorn Garland on the mantle and let your imagination flow.