Not just in the things that excite you, or on a day that centers around thanksgiving, or when everything is going your way. Because true thanksgiving doesn’t depend on circumstances or surroundings, and it isn’t something that lasts for a day and then disappears. It is gratitude from the heart to Jesus for everything He has done, and everything He has given you, whether easy or hard. It is contentment in what you have, however big or small; and what you’re going through, however wonderful or difficult.
“Rejoice always, pray with out ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
“…I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengths me.” – Philippians 4: 11b-13
Happy Thanksgiving. ♥