Thankful for Life: A Thanksgiving Reflection

For many of us who look at the calendar, we realize that there is a holiday that is often times overlooked because of Christmas commercials and even decorations at many retailers.

The holiday in America has had its origins since 1565 when Spaniards settling in St. Augustine, FL celebrated mass on September 8th 1565 and it later followed with a feast with Seminole tribe. Evidently they even ate alligators.

Under George Washington, he designated a day of thanks. It was only until  Abraham Lincoln designated the last Thursday of November as a national holiday during the American Civil War.

Thanksgiving may be a time to gobble up on turkey and watch football. However,  the holiday has a deeper meaning than that.

The holiday gives us an opportunity to give thanks for what we have, especially the gifts bestowed upon each of us.

Have you taken that opportunity to thank God for family, friends, our faith, and even the gift of life?

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for so many things, but the most important thing is the gift of life. Without this precious gift, I would not be here. I have a purpose in life and I thrive to find out that purpose as I continue to make a difference.

Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. May God bless you and your loved ones.

“And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17

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