Monday, November 8, 2010

A Month of Thanksgiving

Branch Of Wisdom

It is noisy.  Benjamin falls off the bench because he won't sit his wiggly bottom down and eat.  Owen whines about his veggies while Maddie asks if she can have more peas.  Gavin talks non-stop, despite the chaos.  Somewhere in the (mostly) cheerful dinner hour, we ask for all hearts and mouths to quiet.  We go round the table, from Brian down to the 2-year-old, each of us naming one thing we give thanks for this day.  

Is it the sunshine?  

Is it the rain?

Is it clean drinking water when so many in the world are without?  

Is it Veggie Tales? 

Is it our health?

It is all these and more.

We give thanks because we are thankful.  We give thanks to set an example of gratitude to our children.  We give thanks because God has given so much and because our small offerings of praise pale in comparison to what He has given us.  We give thanks because giving thanks makes us notice more for which we are thankful.   

November will fade into December and we will cease our listing around the table, but we will still carry thanksgiving in our hearts. 

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  1. Thank you for sharing this blessing with us today!

  2. Happy, Happy Thanksgiving to You!



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