O, The Oprah Magazine 'If the only prayer you ever say is thank you, that will be enough. (From the German theologian and humanist Meister Eckhart) — #7 on Oprah's list of the top things she knows for sure...
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thanksgiving is the time that is set aside during the month of November in the good ole' US of A for us to give thanks. We are reminded continually to give thanks for all the good that is in our lives. We are told that turkey and ham, candied yams and sweet potato pie and red velvet cake are some of the foods that symbolize the holiday of thanksgiving. We are given at minimum one day and at most two days off from our jobs to do nothing more than just plain old eat ourselves into a tryptophan coma and then get up before the crack of dawn in this turkey-induced-high and go and spend; well let's be honest, to go and charge things that you believe your friends/relatives must have and things your children cannot possibly do without. We do all in the name of the holiday of thanksgiving and then we rest. By that time it is the weekend and instead of relaxing we find ourselves exhausted and realizing that now we only have 1 and a half days to accomplish our chores, our mom taxi driving duties dropping off and picking up kids for games, to games and to friend; cleaning the kitchen, having the children wash, fold and put up their clothes, go grocery shopping, go to the dollar store and then come home cook dinner for several days and wake up to another glorious Sunday morning only to begin these tasks again sans the holiday. Thanksgiving, we give thanks and as I sit, I wonder what exactly would our forefathers think if they could sit in our living rooms and see and hear some of the nonsense that we find ourselves thankful about. Many of what we call blessings are things that happened because we felt that in some what we deserved them to happen. When these 'things' manifest in our lives we are happy and know that we have HIM on our side. By the same token, we also find things not manifesting and instead of realizing that this too is a moment of thanks, we pout. We pout because after we prayed and prayed we still did not get our way. We need to be thankful for the fact that we got up this morning. Many people did not. We need to be reminded to be thankful in good and in bad times. We must be reminded that in order for this mom to retire at 55 consistent and determined focused purpose will be required. It has been 6 days since I have blogged and for that I can only say I have been so tied up with concerns that I cannot control that I have been unable to find the time to blog or to write an entire thought down. What I always do is to write ideas, thoughts and feelings on pieces of paper, napkins or gum wrappers and hold on to them. I stuff them in my purpose and when called upon to recall, I am able to do so the minute my fingers hit the keys of the keyboard. These 6 days it has rained, it has lightened, it has flooded some homes, it has caused delays and interruption in air travel and it will stop when He says it will.
So go out and enjoy the day that He has made after all what do you think you can do? Yep that's right, Pray.
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