Several years ago, I was working in campus ministry when a group of students decided to sing “Give Tanks with a Grapeful Heart.” At the time we thought this was a great idea. As if the song wasn’t enough, we dressed up as grapes with purple and green balloons and handed out toy tanks to everyone. Now looking back, I think how silly we were, but the spirit of our actions was sincere. We simply wanted to encourage others to be thankful.
In just two short weeks Americans will gather with friends and family for Thanksgiving Day. I began to wonder how many actually meditate on what they are thankful for on this day. Our focus tends to shift to the gobs of food, the guest list, and the Black Friday sale papers. This year, will you commit that day to truly be a day of Thanksgiving? Will you be intentional about taking time to thank God for all the blessings he has given to you?
I am interested in hearing how your family focuses on thanksgiving on this special day? Leave a comment and share your ideas…you never know, you might inspire someone else to be intentionally grateful (or should I say grapeful?).