Thanksgiving: acknowledging reality

Thanksgiving is not simply trying to look at things that one usually isn’t thankful for and trying to like them, nor is it finding nice things in life that you like and thinking about them more often. It is viewing life from a realistic perspective, realizing that “every good and perfect gift comes from above” (James 1:17). It is the contant reshaping of our own perspective to understand the lack of our own deserts and the extent to which God is the source of everything positive in our lives.

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