Tag: Thanksgiving

The Blessing of Cheerfulness

“A merry heart doeth good like medicine.” Proverbs 17:22 We know it’s true because not only have we seen it, but we have experienced it for ourselves. Yet very often we don’t choose it for ourselves, even knowing it is the better choice. Deep down, we desire it, but it seems illusive–until we run into that person that always…

Transitional Traditions

tra·di·tion the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs,  information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice. Traditions are neither good or bad, per se… Each person chooses what they want to observe in their traditions.  We have old traditions and can begin new ones. Many families have what they would call their “traditional” Thanksgiving meal, and we are no exception.


It’s a season of thanksgiving and many are posting on Facebook what they’re thankful for each day.  I haven’t had the time to sit down and do that every day, but I am pondering this… Does this conscious attempt to be thankful contribute to the general sense of joy we feel through the holidays?  I believe that a thankful heart is…