Posted by admin on November 21, 2018 in Leadership
Dear Southeastern Family,
Thanksgiving is my all-time favorite holiday. I always look forward to gathering with family and friends for a single reason – to give thanks and to honor God.
This day also provides a feast for the senses.
The sounds of happy conversation and laughter, little feet running through the house, and football in the background provide a familiar soundtrack while wafts of tender turkey, sweet potato casserole, and of course, pecan pie remind us of even sweeter things to come.
In some ways, it’s a little glimpse of heaven on earth and a reminder that God delights in giving good gifts to his children (Matthew 7:11).
Whatever God has blessed you with this year, be sure to reflect on His goodness and thank Him for his remarkable faithfulness in your life, even in your struggles.
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is I can be grateful in all situations even if I don’t feel grateful for them. Gratitude is a choice, a life-transforming habit. Studies have also linked the practice of gratitude to a host of mental, emotional and even physical benefits.
God designed you to thrive through the gift of gratitude. It’s up to you to exercise it. Your Father has all the best in mind for you, and that alone is something you can indeed be thankful for.
God has so many more great things planned for our divinely designed journey. Let’s give Him our enjoyment and allow Him to fill our hearts with joy until it spills out onto others.
May you and yours have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving!