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Monday, November 24, 2014

Giving Thanks

There is something about this time of year, when hunkering down under a warm lap robe is just the right thing to do. Although today was mild, it promises soon to be Winter and soon a lap blanket won't feel like enough. If you are lucky enough to have a dog or cat, they might either nestle on your feet or even your jump up on your thighs, increasing the warmth factor by 90 degrees!

And it's a good time to take stock of things, too. Without all that hustle and bustle of outside work, you can look around and appreciate what you have. That old song from the movie, White Christmas, talks about "counting your blessings." I don't think it means looking at a stock portfolio and seeing how your dividends are doing (although the I guess it could mean that). Too many of us look at the money we have or the possessions and forget to look at the intangible things like friends or family. What about the nice warm greeting you get when you come in from a blustery morning to worship with your family in Christ? That really can't be measured on a scale.

Take time to really look around you this Thanksgiving between the cooking and cleaning and see the treasures you have. You might be surprised the many things for which you can say, "thanks."

Happy Thanksgiving to all!