Thursday, November 24, 2016

What are You Thankful For?

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln made the first national proclamation that Thanksgiving would be celebrated by all states on the same day (the last Thursday of November) as a way to bring unity to a deeply divided nation. In 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed it to be the fourth Thursday in November and that is the day it has remained.

I love this holiday and all it represents. It's a day to stop and give thanks to God for our many blessings. Research has found that we have a greater sense of happiness and peace when we count our blessings. Scripture tells us the same. I love that God created us to be happier and healthier when we recognize all He does for us. Even when we pray and make requests, we are told to do it from a place of thanksgiving. 

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

This year I'm thankful for so many things. A healthy family, a warm home, good food, a happy marriage, an awesome community and church, amazing friends and family members, writing contracts, and good memories from 2016. I'm also very thankful for this blog community. I believe I speak on behalf of all four Coffer Cups & Camisoles ladies when I say, thank you for making this blog a fun and rewarding experience. 

Your Turn: what are you thankful for this year?

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