There is something about this time of the year that makes us stop and think. If you scroll through social media, people have already started their grateful challenges by typing out what it is they are thankful for each day. Even with the busyness and craziness of our lives, we can all stop and reflect on our blessings.
It has been researched that gratitude helps us to live more wholeheartedly, lowers blood pressure, and changes our life perspective. Even with all the things that we don't have, we have 50 more things that we do. Having another day of life, grace, mercy, and strength is plenty.
Coming up Thanksgiving weekend, will be the third Holiday parade that I'll be attending, Lord willing. The parade is small. However, there is something about standing there, listening to the Christmas music and waving to all the people in the vehicles. Of course, it wouldn't be a parade without seeing Santa Claus at the end in the fire truck.
Last year, my neighbor and I were like little kids. After everyone went home, we used flashlights to find any candy that might've landed in the grass. This lasted for a good 30 minutes. Both of us said our goodbyes as we walked home with our pockets packed with candy. As we get older, we find out that the simple things in life make the lasting memories. Write me below, telling about your simple, functional, grace-filled plans for Thanksgiving weekend.