We warriors had our game faces on by the morning’s first light. As the National Football League’s mighty game day contestants laced up their cleats, we tied on our work aprons. Before the elaborate floats begin parading down Madison Avenue, we girls filled our assigned kitchen posts with all the precision of a celebrated marching band.
Together we sliced and diced, chopped and stirred, measured and poured. We sautéd and simmered, broiled and browned, basted and baked. And then we stuffed, and I’m not talking ‘bout the bird.
Then we blinked and it was over. Another glorious Thanksgiving holiday had wound down, leaving behind more memories than leftovers. My family had a great deal to be thankful for Thursday. And as I’m sure most of you did, we were careful to give thanks before we feasted. We celebrated Jesus, the greatest gift of all, and then we expressed our gratitude for family and friends, food and fellowship.
But, that was Thursday. The question is what you and I will we do with the blessings we counted one by one? What’s our attitude today? Thanksgiving as a holiday only comes once a year. Cultivating a grateful heart can be a way of life that brings great reward.
We may have enough turkey left over to flavor the next gumbo, or we may be eating cold bologna. Regardless, our spirits can be full to the overflowing if we’ll listen and yield to the God’s holy word. To quote the wisdom of Proverbs 15:15, “A merry heart is a continual feast.”
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