Some things last the trials of time. They stand despite having slings and arrows thrown at them. I was privileged to witness the return of a friend for the Thanksgiving weekend greet her friends who miss her. I had arrived at the dinner party first and watched as one by one they hugged her and told her how wonderful she looked and how awesome it was to have her back in town.

This Thanksgiving will you remember and allow gratitude to fill your heart? What is it that you can give thanks for this weekend? Will you gather with family or friends and share a hot meal? That’s more than many will be able to do. Will you bow your head in a safe sanctuary without fear of persecution or reprisal? Not everyone can experience that. Will you spend three days at leisure, soaking in at least one extra day of rest? Again some will not be able to afford to do that–literally.

The things that stand the tests of time can be precious. In this great country of Canada that I call home, I have many reasons to give thanks. May I always be cognizant that I have received much.

Where do you find yourself at this Thanksgiving?



About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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