What Are You Thankful For?

You have been blessed with so much – perhaps more than you think about on a daily basis. So with the year turning to Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s the perfect time to humbly reflect on your life’s blessings. We are privileged to be members of a friendly, safe, nurturing community. Your family, teachers, friends and support system, and God’s love are four things that make up that community.

First is family, who supports you and loves you, all with God’s love. Family is there to lift up and carry you in sad and bad times, just like Jesus carries you through your life. Family is also there to share your joy and happiness, to guide you, give you confidence and allay your fears, and to love and cherish you. Whether you have one parent or sibling or a large extended family, be thankful for the family that God gave you.

Next, where would you be without your teachers, coaches and other activity leaders? With God’s love and care in their hearts, your teachers educate you for a better future. They inspire in you a love of learning and the desire to know more about this world that God made for you. Be so thankful to have such Godly teachers to contribute to the foundation of your life journey.

Then we have friends and the greater support system of our community. God gave you the friends you have and the community you live in to help shape the person you are becoming. Friends and community are God’s way of giving more support, love, and guidance through your life. Beyond family, friends and community offer another level of God’s love to surround you and guide you through your life’s journey. Be thankful for the friends and community that God has placed in your life.

Finally, and most importantly, is God’s love, which shines through your teachers, family, friends, and community. God’s love is the ultimate guiding force in your life. God’s love sustains you and gives you the motivation to continue learning, loving others, and living your life to the fullest. You should always be thankful of God’s love through teachers, family, friends, and community.

Remembering these ideas will make the holiday season even more special, and help you grow in heart and gratitude throughout the year.