I have seen a number of folk giving thanks daily this month in honor of Thanksgiving. I think this is a great idea.
Personally, the first words out of my mouth when I pray are prayers of thanks. I had an interesting conversation with a friend recently who prays often. She told me she often forgets to THANK God in her prayers. She is often so busy praying for everyone on her prayer list, that thanking Him slips her mind.
I found this so interesting, because I spend so much time being thankful in prayer that I sometimes forget to pray for everyone who needs it!
Anyway, I’ve been seeing this trend of public daily thanks this November, and I think it’s great. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Sadly it gets overlooked by the media and retail monsters that have turned Christmas upside down, and begin preparing for their Christ-less holiday before Halloween is even over. But I digress….
I think giving thanks is a wonderful idea! So I thought I would dedicate a post each week of this month to doing just that. Today, I would like to give thanks for good health.
My family and I participated in a race together today. The race benefited the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and two local families who are undergoing treatment for these diseases.
It breaks my heart to think anyone needs to go through such a physically, emotionally and financial stressful disease. And it brings me to be thankful for my good health and the good health of my family.
Some people take good health for granted. It really is a blessing to be healthy. I feel so blessed to have three beautiful children who were born healthy. They run, jump and play. Thank God! They eat, eat and eat. Thank God! They get into trouble, get out of trouble and get on my nerves occasionally. Thank God!
For many, good health is a choice. Please don’t take it for granted.
Take care of yourself. Eat well. Be well.
Thank you Lord, for good health!