Will you grumble or be grateful?
This weekend we bought a 19-pound turkey and checked our ingredients for the big meal. Then we divided the tasks to prepare the house for visiting family. All so we can officially give thanks.
With the change of seasons, I find that day a useful reminder. The trees are bare, the grass has gone dormant, and the days have grown short. Venturing out means watching the skies.
It’s a season I can grow resentful: for opportunities missed and the passing of a season of bright, warm growth.
Or I can reflect on that season: the opportunities granted and the growth they brought. I can prepare for what may lie ahead: growing my skills and positioning myself to use them.
I’ve listened to enough chronic complainers to know I don’t want that reputation. Fortunately, I see in the Bible to “give thanks in ALL circumstances.” I think that includes my situation—maybe even yours.