We celebrate Thanksgiving on a specific day in November, but thankfulness is really more of a lifestyle for us. I read recently that people who tend to be thankful for what they have also say that they are generally happy. Coincidence? I think not! LeRoy often says that the only things we have that are truly unique to us are our signature and our attitude and we are in charge of both. I choose to be thankful not because I have everything I want but because I have enough to eat, clothes to wear and family and friends to love. Even if I didn’t have all that, I have Jesus and he is everything I need, even when life isn’t easy.
Today coming out of church, I saw a good example of life not being easy. There on the sidewalk was a tiny ant struggling along in the wind with a load much bigger than itself. The little feather made him go in circles as the wind blew it, but the ant never let go, even when he was presented with a bread crumb. Now, that’s an attitude you can be proud of!
This year we celebrated our traditional Thanksgiving with RVing friends and let Golden Corral do the cooking and cleanup. Each of us had our fill of our favorite foods without the tempting leftovers. We had an enjoyable time with David and Loretta Carr as a bonus.
This week, we’ll be flying to Augusta, GA to celebrate with our son Robert as he becomes the First Sergeant of a new company at Ft. Gordon. Two years ago, we went to Thanksgiving lunch with him at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, TX. This year, they were in Illinois for Thanksgiving and have other plans for Christmas, so this trip will have to be our holiday celebration with Robert and Shelly.
By the time we get back next weekend, our little RV park will have another occupant. Ron and Carol Young from Beatrice, NE have spent a piece of the last two winters here with us and they’ll be in place before we return. We are looking forward to seeing them again.