Happy Thanksgiving to you today!
You are probably going to see some of those family members today that you wrote something down about yesterday. Be sure to thank them for a specific character trait today. Put into practice what Paul wrote, “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you.” (Philippians 1:3)
And if you get a few quiet moments of reflection today [in between basting the turkey or watching the football games], make a list of other individuals who have blessed you and touched your life in some way. These might be teachers, friends, co-workers, neighbors, authors, missionaries, pastors, etc. As you write down names, just ask yourself, “Have I ever or recently thanked this person for the way God has used him/her in my life?”
One ministry that has helped me develop an attitude of gratitude is Life Action Ministries, from which I have drawn some of the ideas for this post.
That’s it for today–a simple follow up to this suggestion comes tomorrow though, so don’t throw the list away.