A Week For Thankfulness

This week the United States celebrates Thanksgiving. The time together with family and friends on the specific day makes me pause and think about all of the things to be thankful for. We live in an imperfect world fill with blessings and challenges….some random, some self created. In my opinion, this is the time to take a step back and focus on all the beauty of life as we live it. It’s easy to get caught up in the negativity of the world we live in, being reminded of it daily via news and online access.

I start with being thankful for all of the people in my life that I love and enjoy. Whether it be family or friends. Think about how many people you have come to know and love throughout your life. Be thankful for the love that comes from those relationships as well as the guidance we receive from others experience.

Seattle Street Scene

Think about the beauty of the world we live in and how inspiring nature is in its natural state.

Mountain Lake

From that overall view point, I come down to those quiet, peaceful moments with those closest to you albeit a parent, spouse, child or very close friend. In those moments we help each other grow and find peace within.

Beach Tranquility

And that brings me back to my faith and trusting in His faithfulness and being grateful for it.

His Faithfulness

Again, I’m not saying there aren’t issues and challenges we all face daily, but I do believe it’s good to take a step back and think about the people and things that we are blessed with.

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23 thoughts on “A Week For Thankfulness

  1. Writing to Freedom

    I love everything about this post Kirt. The photos are a perfect compliment to your wise words. I too find Thanksgiving season to be a perfect time to reflect and appreciate the blessings in my life. Thank you for sharing the journey with me. πŸ™

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you very much Darlene!! I know Canada has Thanksgiving in October…..I’ve always wondered how these two different months got picked between these two countries. Does Spain have anything like it?

      1. Darlene

        It may have something to do with it getting cold sooner in Canada, but not sure. Thanksgiving is a North American tradition, European countries do not have anything like it. However, here in Spain, there are very many religious holidays throughout the year when thanks is given to local saints.

  2. Diane Henders

    Thank you so much for these lovely thoughts and images, Kirt. I’m so glad Canada and the U.S. hold their Thanksgivings on different dates – it gives me two reminders to be grateful for all the many good people and good things in my life. I particularly like your gentle reminder that both blessings and challenges can be random or self-created!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks for the feedback Diane. I have always wondered how the two different months were originally picked between Canada in October and the US in November. I guess it really doesn’t matter to your point. Have a great week!!

  3. D. Wallace Peach

    A beautiful post in every way, Kirt. This is my favorite holiday because it’s all about heart and the things in life that matter to us. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with those you love.


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