Thanksliving. Isn’t that a great word?
Our pastor preached a sermon about Thanksliving. Autocorrect keeps trying to change that word to Thanksgiving but that’s not what I am talking about .
Thanksliving is a way of living every single day as a thankful person. I try to do that . I really do.
Some days that is much easier to do than other days.
The days that it comes easily to me are those days when I am surrounded by the bounty that God has bestowed upon me.
The days that it is more difficult are those days that are trying. Those days when “life” is pressing in on me. Those days when obligations and the weight of the problems of the world seem heaviest.
But then something usually happens.
I realize that I need only trust in God to become a vessel of Thanksliving. Living my life thankfully and gratefully every single day is definitely my goal in this life.
Life can be challenging. It simply can be difficult to be thankful on some days but there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. Always.
I start with the small things like being grateful for a hot cup of coffee in the morning made just like I like it. Pretty soon I am able to realize that there is so much more than that cup of coffee. The sunrise that I can see out my bedroom window when I wake up. The warmth of two warm cat bodies that hop up in bed with me after I get that first cup of coffee. The warmth of the shower that clears my head.
See what happens? By beginning each day with a realization and a sense of Thanksliving my day begins to take shape and each action can become a way of showing my gratitude to God for this life that I have.
How about you? Can you live a life thankfully as well? Can you share that thankful living with others?
“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18