Now that the official 2021 Thanksgiving holiday is safely in the books, we need to make everyday Thanksgiving Day. Now, I’m not suggesting that everyday requires:
A massive Macy’s parade.
Three NFL games.
Making enough food for a week.
Eating enough food for a month.
No, I’m talking about choosing to be thankful each and every day we draw breadth. We need to look at life through a thankful filter.
Thankful eyes – looking for the best.
Thankful ears – listening for the best.
Thankful feet – walking towards the best.
Thankful hands – acting for the best.
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we’ve stopped seeing the best in each day. We’ve turned away from seeing the best in people. We’ve paid too much attention to both social and professional media. We’re curiously drawn to all the negativity, anger, and rage that fills our world.
Somebody a whole lot smarter than me once wrote:
I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.
And while there’s a ton of big, wonderful stuff, there’s a whole lot more wonderful stuff that’s small. We need to:
Give thanks – choose an attitude of gratitude.
Tell – choose to speak thankful words and actions.
Be glad – choose to look with a happy heart.
Rejoice – choose to live with joy.
Sing – choose to use music to lift your thankfulness.
Just tell me one thing: would your life be better off if every day was Thanksgiving Day? Would this world be better off?