Have Thanksgiving Every Day
Thanksgiving always comes and goes too fast. We often think, “We need more time to focus on the Thanksgiving holiday.” For many, it seems that Thanksgiving gets sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas.
By late September, many of the stores and television commercials are focusing on Christmas.
The only way we can fix the “fast Thanksgiving” holiday is to make Thanksgiving celebration every day. We shouldn’t wait until Thanksgiving to give thanks but give thanks every day.
A thankful heart is a healthier heart. Living in an attitude of Thanksgiving celebrates the gift of life and every opportunity to live life.
Many of us have dreaded the shorter days. Dark by 6 o’clock and soon by 5 or even 4:30 in some areas. I used to always dread that but my attitude has changed. I’m just happy to be alive to experience the changing seasons. Take advantage of these cooler, shorter days to get some rest. Longer days will be back soon and you can mow grass, work or walk until 9:00 or later every evening. Go with the flow and enjoy the differences.
I miss the Thanksgivings when my mom and dad were alive and mother cooked. If everyone got together, we could have 20 people in the house. This was a tiring time for my mother. Be sure to always praise the person carrying the cooking load.
Time passes quickly. Every day we should embrace the day. When you see someone, talk to someone, share a meal with someone then by all means embrace and savor the moment. Give thanks for all occasions that you have to spend time with others whether family or friends.
Thanksgiving is not the same for many of us because there are empty seats at the table. We miss moms and dads who have left us for a better place. We miss wives, husbands, children, and siblings who have left this life too early. This makes us sad and dampens our spirits. Yet, look around and see the people who may not be here next year. There are no guarantees. Be kind, be loving. Say good words to them. Lift them up. It will make you feel better to give thanks for people and to anoint them.
Jesus was anointed by Mary the sister of Martha before his arrest and crucifixion. Some criticized her for doing it but Jesus said she has prepared me for the burial. Let her alone he said she has done a good work. After Mary finished anointing Jesus’ feet the house was filled with the smell of the ointment. When you love and are kind to people it always brings a better fragrance and atmosphere into the house. A part of this is showing Thanksgiving for them and toward them. Mary ended up with that ointment on her hands and in her hair. When you do good stuff for people to honor them a lot of that good stuff comes back to you.
Have Thanksgiving every day. Give thanks, express thanks and live in a spirit of being thankful. Your attitude will make your day better and encourage others around you.
Dr. Glenn Mollette
November 25, 2022 @ 2:31 am
This hits home all to well.
Back in July my wife and I went to check on our home and property in Golden Valley. Upon arriving we found our gate lock cut and strange tire tracks going into the property. After inspecting the property we found a lot of property missing. The biggest item was a $10,000 dump trailer. Called the sheriff’s department and a deputy came and took a report. 2 days later we went to the property again and found it broken into again. Total loss value is approximately $35,000.00
We put flyers out and got so info. We followed up on the leads by going to the persons house, that person is a man named Paul Funderburg. When we arrived at Paul’s house we seen some of our stuff that was stolen. We again call the sheriff’s department and a deputy came out. He verified the property with the info on the theft report and yes it was our stuff. Then Paul came home. The deputy allowed us to recover the items that were found. That was only about $1,500 worth though. Now this is the screwy part, the deputy would not arrest him. He said it would be up to the county attorney. 2 months later and after a dozen or more phone calls to Rod Albright, assistance deputy county attorney, told me he would not be pressing charges on Paul Funderburg. One reason was that the sheriff’s department screwed up the theft reports. Paul Funderburg was found with our stolen property on his property and we had other info that we gave to the sheriff’s department showing that Paul Funderburg was the person that stole our stuff. But they will not prosecute him. You see Paul Funderburg is a Confident Informant for the sheriff’s department and mohave county attorney’s office.