Tonight, as I was preparing for our traditional feast, the thought came to me that I wasn't quite as joy-filled as I could be. Hmmm, I pondered, what was the matter with me?
On Sunday last, I co-officiated at an Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration which I also organized. The theme was Joy-filled Thanks. I started thinking about what we had said during our service and realized it was time to walk the walk!
So, I sat down and began to take stalk of all that I had to be grateful for as well as why this should bring me limitless joy. Within seconds, I had a smile on my face, spring in my step and a jaunty tune running through my head.
"Give thanks as joyfully as if you were the person receiving!" Someone in my life said this to me, but for the life of me, I can't remember who that wise someone was. No matter. The idea has stuck and now I am sharing it with all of you.
Giving is a blessing to both the giver and the receiver, so...do both with great joy!
May we all have a blessed day of Thanks. May our hearts be filled with joy. And, may we always remember how blessed we truly are.