Well once again, I have been MIA. I seem to put my blog on the back burner when life hits. And lately I have been focusing on a new project with my friend Lorenzo. That I am so excited to share with y’all soon. But anyways.
“I want to reflect back on Thanksgiving.”
Although we are well into December, I want to reflect back on Thanksgiving. I love this holiday for many reasons. One, it’s a holiday I can always count on everyone in my family getting together. Two, it’s always going to land a Thursday, and nothing beats a consistent holiday. Three, food always taste better on Thanksgiving. I think as I get older The more I realize the importance of this day. I think overall some people ignore the real meaning of the holiday and just focus on the food, which is completely understandable. But I think taking time to think about the underlying meaning of this holiday is important too.
If you haven’t looked up the definition of “Thanksgiving” here is what the dictionary states,“the expression of gratitude, especially to God.”
For me, the purpose of this holiday is literally meant to give gratitude for all that you have. To thank God for continuing to provide, acknowledging every little moment, every gift, every breath, and every second of time God has given me, given you, and given all of us.
We really should be giving thanks on a daily basis. But I think we get caught up in our own routines, that we forget how we got here, and WHO got us here. So having a specific day to literally spend the whole day giving thanks, I think that’s really important.
Especially in our culture today, where we have started to focus on the day after Thanksgiving,when Black Friday is a huge deal. And people just go back to their normal lives and go above and beyond to get what they want, right after the fact we just celebrated THANKSgiving. There’s a lot of confusion, the day before giving thanks for everything, to the following day- being rude, and obnoxious to get more of things you don’t need. It’s like we forget we just gave thanks for everything we have and are so grateful for all we have– just to go buy more the next day. It’s contradicting.
We need to really reflect where our focus truly is.
“……….the expression of gratitude, especially to God.”
This year I spent time with my family in Colorado. For me it’s important to take time away from the Chaos to relax and reflect on your life. Like actually sit back and enjoy the small things. Giving thanks to all that I have can be hard for me to do on a daily basis because we take for granted a lot of the things we have. As of all you, I am just as guilty of this. We forget all the hard work it took to receive what we wanted but then once we have it, we push away the reality of all we put into it.
Like the new job; you prayed for, you worked hard, you rewrote your resume three maybe four times, and then finally landed the interview. Once the interview was over, the excitement of the call you received saying you got the job, All of that goes away once the stress of learning the new job comes. We really should sit down daily and just be thankful you have this opportunity, thank God for providing this for you, and for all the hard work you put into it. Take time. Reflect. Be thankful. You are where you are, because you deserve it, but also it can be taken from you if you are not thankful.
Even though November and Thanksgiving are over, take time before the end of 2018, to reflect. The best time to reflect is definitely during the holiday season when there is a lot of want, want, want. But please this year; Just sit, relax, and reflect on what you have and every blessing God has given you. Whether that is your family, close friends, your job, your car, being alive today, or new opportunities arriving. Realize that God has given each and everyone of us the things we need at the right time. Even when we get tied up with all the things we have or the things we are doing, take time to give thanks to what we have been provided.
Count your blessings.
And Be thankful.
Until next time, Happy Holidays!