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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Be thankful for everything you have as they are gifts from God.

"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." - 1 Thessalonians 5:18

While you sit together with your family and loved ones at the dining table tonight to feast on turkey with stuffings, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, pies, and desserts, here are some questions to ask each other. Thanksgiving is a time to share and reflect what has happened in the past year and to have a genuine appreciation for God and the people who came into your lives.

  1. What person in your life are you most thankful for and why?
  2. What experience in your life are you most thankful for this year and why?
  3. What life lessons have you learned this year that you are most thankful for and why?

In all circumstances, give thanks. Let's rejoice and thank God together. My favorite song of all time about giving thanks with a grateful heart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_7wUR2Wdg

Besides giving thanks, Jesus also encourages us to forgive from the heart. If you have someone that you don't want to see or you don't want to spend time with this Thanksgiving, I pray that you will find it in your heart, to forgive them. Remember that your forgiveness can use to change you. Forgiveness allows you to seek the good of someone else and enjoy their company. It's rare that we get to see families and friends when we are busy with school or work, so cherish the moment tonight. This is the season to be thankful and grateful for all the people who came into your life.

I pray that you have a blessed holiday season with your loved ones.

Now, I'm going off to my kitchen to do some experimenting. I'll be making a roasted Brussels Sprout dish and roasted marshmallow ice cream & pumpkin spice ice cream. Looking forward to the night filled with fun, laughter, and friendships.

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