Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner. For some it may mean lots and lots of delicious food and for others it may just mean another passing day. In both these cases, we should be truly thankful for these gifts and blessings that God has given us and many more.
- Our Health
We often take our good health for granted but we have to remember that there are so many people out there that are afflicted with various diseases. Let’s be like that one leper who Jesus healed along with 10 other lepers but was the only one to come back and thank Jesus. We should also always pray for others that are sick and ask God to heal them.
- Our Family
Just like in health, not everyone is as lucky as us. Every day, we should thank God for our parents, grandparents and siblings. We should pray daily that God may protect them and keep them well.
- Our Church
Our church can often be considered for many of us a second home. For example, during the summer, a lot of us spend more time in church than at home! We have to be thankful that God allows our parents to bring us to church as many families struggle to come to church due to reasons like having no time. We also should pray that God protect our church from evil people and keep it strong like it has been for the past 2000 years!
- Our Education
You may be wondering: how can I be thankful for school when it is so tiring and boring? But think: how would you feel if you did not have school at all? Would you be bored? Would you ever be able to get a job? We are so lucky that we live in Canada where all children can go to school and learn. This is something to be extremely thankful for because it ensures that we have bright futures and will be able to one day, have a great career!
- Our Country
Many of us are immigrants whose parents came here to have a better life. Have you ever thought how different your life would be if your parents didn’t bring you to Canada? We are so fortunate to live in a developed country like Canada that has no wars and where everyone is treated equally. We often forget about all the places in the world that have it worse than us.
Remember: God has given you with so many things so thank Him and He will increase your blessings!