Thanksgiving Anew

This Week and Always…

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday this week I was reflecting back…

Just like we did last year, we’ll probably head back out for a three-generation round of golf.

The fun and memories are so special because you aren’t assured of tomorrow.

So this season is a tremendous opportunity to be mindfully grateful.

The first century preacher and church leader, Paul said it like this, “Rejoice always… give thanks in all circumstances.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

In other words, give thanks this week but even more so, develop a ritual and habit of giving thanks at all times even when life is hard and circumstances don’t seem to go your way.

Investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton recommend in his book, Discovering the Laws of Life, to give thanks all the time and called it thanksliving.

Thanksliving is the practice of perpetual gratitude.

As you gather this week to give thanks, find ways to give thanks for the health and wealth you have, but also seek to give thanks for the trials you have endured and even the circumstances that haven’t yet gone “your way.”

Give thanks always, and even more, begin to cultivate a habit of thanksliving!


“The best way out is always through.”

– Robert Frost

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