Have you ever had one of those weeks where every day you are somehow reminded of a common theme? This week has been one of those weeks for me. It seems that every day there has been a simple message getting bounced back at me.
This week started off with a blog where I was having a "bad" day which turned out to be a good day. However, part way through that day, I was reminded of all the things that I could (and should) be thankful for in my life. It was one of those humbling moments where I was reminded that life really isn't that "bad".
All throughout this week, I have been getting gentle reminders to be thankful for the life that I live and the things that I have. This morning, I was gently reminded with not one, but two devotionals on thanks. To top it off, staff meeting this morning had a thanksgiving tone too it as well. I even had someone cut me off where I had to say, "Thanks buddy!" (Okay ... that last one might not have been the right example.) As I began to write this little blog, I all of a sudden remembered that this weekend was Thanksgiving weekend (in Canada) and that is just one more reminder to be thankful for the things that I have. Everywhere that I turn, there is a message to be thankful.
I am truly grateful for the way that God has been blessing my life. I don't need to list them all on here, but for those that know me, they know that my life has done a complete 180 degree turn around and that God has been blessing me abundantly. It hasn't always been an easy road, but things are looking up.
Today, I choose to be thankful but I also want to encourage others to be thankful as well. No matter what you are going through, remember to give thanks for things that you have and the life that you live. The bible says, "Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus." (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
I'm not sure if there will be more reminders this week, but I think I have got enough of them that I get the point. So for everyone that makes my life better and to a God that continually blows me away ...