As Thanksgiving Day quickly approaches, kitchens will be busy, tables will be filled with loved ones (and maybe a few not quite as easily to love) and families will be gathering. Remembering those who live miles away, and those we serve our country and cannot be gathered together with families, this poem will remind us that we have so much to be thankful. In a world that seems to be more and more less thankful for all we have, reflect not just this week, but throughout the year, on how God has truly blessed us.
Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gain instead of your losses.
County your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
County your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.
Give thanks to the Lord; HIs love endures forever. Psa 107:1