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Shawn Learns a Lesson in Thanks

by on November 25th, 2008

On Sunday, I taught my son’s Sunday School lesson about Thanksgiving and talking about being thankful for what we have.  At one point, I asked the kids (all aged 2-5) what they were thankful for…In no particular order, they were thankful for:

-Mom and Dad
-Their toys
-Their pets
-Their dead goldfish
-Stuffing and Turkey (to be fair, we talked about what we ate at Thanksgiving Dinner)

As I sit here and reflect on what I’m thankful for, I realize that I’m thankful for many of the same things.  I’m thankful for my wife and kids, who enrich my life in unmeasurable ways every day.  I’m thankful for my family, who are there for me when I need them and who ask for very little in return.  I’m thankful for friends who value my strengths and overlook my weaknesses.  I’m thankful to have a job I love, at a place that truly allows me to make a difference every day.

Not a day goes by that I don’t thank God for the wonderful blessings he has bestowed upon me, and in these tough times, it can be tough to find the light in the darkness.  I am a lucky person, and I am truly thankful for it.  Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!

Oh, and by the way, I’m thankful for turkey and stuffing too…

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