Monday, November 19, 2007

Well, it's that time again here in the good ole U S of A. The most ironic holiday that we still celebrate in our country. A day where we celebrate the bounty of God's goodness toward us.
A day to reflect on all of our blessings; To reflect and take stock of what the word blessed really means. A day to enjoy the presence of people we love and to just 'be'.

The day before the day the stores are filled to capacity with people spending money they don't have to buy things they don't need to impress people they don't care about to fill a void they don't think they have.
Ironic don'tcha think?

As for me, I will continue to be thankful that I am more than just flesh and blood and bones. I will be thankful for the ability to be thankful to a God that is real and that resides in my very soul. I will be thankful for you--my fellow planetmate--and the possibilities of hope and joy that were designed in you by God.

It's an easy choice to make... be thankful you have a choice.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jon,


Thanks for the post. You have brought this to me over the last 20 years. you choose to frame your world in respectful and dignified ways. It is inviting and refreashing. With so much toxcicity around it is easy to become posioned. You rise above it and remind us all to give dignity and grace when our twisted self serving perpectives often invite us otherwise. Thanks. Again.

I look forward to being surprized by what God is up to in the days ahead and how your friendship is a part of that. I hope anyway.

Have a great holiday. I am thankful for you. Now...I need to get shopping.

Mark

Lori said...

A lot of people do get out of whack around the holidays and don't 'get' what it is all about.

As for me, I'm staying home on Friday, putting up some greenery, doing some baking and basking in some wonderful 'free' time with my family.

Blessings to you this Thanksgiving!

McSwain said...

Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving! My son asked me what my favorite holiday was the other day. I told him in many ways it is Thanksgiving, because it's a time we spend with family without the commercialism. On the other hand I love what we are (supposed to be) celebrating on Christmas and Easter.

It is what you make it, is it not, fellow planetmate. Sounds like you're making it the right thing.

Lori said...

Where are you these days?

Hope all is well in your world. Thanks for all the kind and positive words over at my place.

Have a great weekend!