November 26 : Finding God
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November 26

by Bethany Hammack on 11/21/15

What are you thankful for?

It seems a simple enough question. There are many things to be thankful for. I mean, I'm thankful to be alive and for my family and for food and for clothes and for air...but after a while the things that come seem to have little or no life to them. At times I feel like a child repeating from memory - "Dear God, thank you for this food. Thank you for this day." A few seconds later, I am stuffing my face with food, thankfulness being washed down with a couple gulps of water.

But now, now I am 35. 32 years of turkey and ham and being asked "What are YOU thankful for?" 32 years of pilgrims and Indians, pumpkins and cornucopias. And yet I still stumble over this simple question of 'thanks'. Sure, my responses are more mature -dripping with wisdom and righteousness- but is there heart?

When was the last time you answered this question with intention? With purpose? No glib responses. Something that requires thought. Why should New Years be the only time for resolutions? This thanksgiving I resolve to be thankful with intention. Intentionally thankful. So let me leave you with my dose of intention this season: I am so thankful that even with all my crap, God finds me worth loving, worth being with, worth staying for. Amen.

What are you thankful for?

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