A Greek word meaning thanksgiving, to be thankful.
That sweet refrain. That strum that strikes that harmonious chord in our hearts.
That simple utterance of more than a feeling, more than a statement, more than a day.
It’s a lifestyle.
As the days of November come to a close, a soft conclusion as the last leaflet of a book, our hearts are turned ever always towards the prospects of Thanksgiving. A time of family. A time of feasting. A time of reflection on our many blessings.
But how often are our hearts turned toward Thanksgiving as a life-long commitment? A living of the day to day, hour to hour, minute to minute?
For indeed, we are not guaranteed the morrow! That simple word, that seemingly small recognition of a blessing, the pouring out of our gratefulness to the Lord daily; this is living thanksgiving.
Hence, as this winsome time of year is hereabouts, let us grasp in our hearts what it means to be truly thankful, for it is indeed something to embrace each and every day!
“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.”
~2 Corinthians 9:15
*A special recognition to the book One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. It’s sturdy and renewing words woke me up to the wonderful reality of truly desiring to live Eucharisteo every day!