Being Thankful is Magical

Happy Thanksgiving from Jon and I 

Happy Thanksgiving from Jon and I 

First I want to thank YOU for joining me for these posts.  

I am also thankful for your sweet emails encouraging me to get back at it after our recent trip to Rome, Greece, Turkey, and Israel. 

There has been a lot going on of which I will be posting about in the days to come, but until then I would like to say Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you.

I love Thanksgiving because we all begin thinking about all that we are thankful for.

There is something magical about being a thankful person.  

Being thankful is more than saying "thank you" ... it's more than showing good manners, although that does cast a pleasant vibe on any relationship. Being an actual thankful person is having a heart of thankfulness.  It's understanding we have a good and loving God. It's letting our mind investigate all the things that have been, are, and will be good, valuable, rich, meaningful, and beautiful in our lives.

This kind of attitude forces us to have less headaches and worries. Being thankful rids us of toxic emotions.  It reduces depression and increases happiness.  That is actually even scientifically proven. 

Being thankful is freeing in a sense.  It's fun.

Maybe why this is true is because in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 it says that we are to give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you.  This is God's will for us to be thankful. 

I'm finding myself today being so thankful for God's incredible, magical, and beautiful faithfulness in my life.  He is good.  He is good to me and for me. I'll bet this is also true for you!  

Happy Thanksgiving my friends! 

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts...and be thankful.
— Colossians 3:15