The holidays bring about a time of gratefulness to be with loved ones and join together in celebration. Remembering the reason for the fall and winter seasons should always come first in our days of being grateful.
" Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. 5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations."~ Psalms 100: 4-5
In our busy lives that can at times become very mundane, it is easy to lose sight of showing God our gratitude for all He has already done and all that is to come. The simple things in life we so easily take for granted such as the air we breath, the trees, plants and flowers, or just the fact that we were blessed to wake up in the morning to see another day. We can get so caught up in every day life and forget the reason why we are able to enjoy every moment. We can at times take for granted the fact that we have a roof over our heads and food to eat, when so many go without these every day. We don't at times realize how grateful we should be in our lives.
The upcoming ending of a year helps us to remember why we are so grateful and thankful but we must remember that our show of gratitude should not be shown just one time during the year, it should be shown every day. Starting a regimen of beginning your day with just the words of thank you is a simple way to express our appreciation. Taking 1 minute out of your day to just reflect on your blessings, all that you do have not all that you currently desire, can be uplifting not only to God but within yourself. It is of great importance to try and begin to show God the gratitude He deserves every day of our lives and remembering that He may be physically out-of-sight, but He is never out of mind.
Be sure to share this with your children so that they may also know the importance of this small daily practice in their lives. The moment we allow God into our hearts, is the moment that He opens every door our heart desires one by one.