Well, if you live in America, you know that we all just finished our Thanksgiving holiday, and for many it is about food, football, and family (in that order of importance unfortunately). However, I have to say I am very thankful for the latter. Both side of my family, my side and my wife’s side, are extremely caring, hospitable, and loving. They are like these even on non-holidays, which is weird to say, but many families are nice just to be nice on holidays, then forget about you the rest of the year; well, not ours.
Thanksgiving was fun with the food, and the extensive hours of Wii playing over the end of the week, but most of all I have to be thankful for my family. Our pastor put it succinctly, and said that if anything good ever happens to you, then you should thank the Lord. I do wholeheartedly. I mean come on, we are humans…you really think we have control over the blessings we get in our life? It would be rather arrogant to say ‘yes’ to that question, because if you think about it, we are not responsible for any blessing we have in our lives. For example, blessings come in the form of family members who love and nurture us like parents, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles. Did we make them? No, God made them and put them into our lives as a blessing for our benefit. So, you can thank God. Does anything good ever happen to you unexpectedly? Well, obviously we as humans are not responsible for that happening, otherwise it wouldn’t be “unexpected” would it? So you can thank God for that too. Anyway, the list can go on and on to why we owe God thanks for all the good things in our lives.
It was also a fun Sunday night, where my parents coordinated a surprise birthday party for me. My two best friends were there, one from college and one from work, with their girlfriend and wife, as well as my wife and my parents. It was at D&B where we had a fun dinner then played pool and shuffleboard (both of which I have zero skill in, but like to think I am awesome at)
So, all in all it was a great week from Wednesday through Sunday. Lots of fun with loving family members and before this gets too sappy, I will end it with the same advice my pastor gave us. When anything good in your life happens, thanks the Lord. He’s looking out for the saved and the unsaved.