Recently I was at a wedding reception and one of my 8-year-old nephews decided to give a toast. He saw that the adults were all standing up and saying things so he thought he’d join in. So, he stood right up, paused a minute and said, “Welcome family and friends to our feast of love”.
I thought this was probably the best wedding reception toast I’d ever heard. But aren’t all family gathering supposed to be a feast of love?
As you are busy these next few days either preparing for company or traveling, pause for a moment and connect with the idea that you are sharing in a love feast. Make this Thanksgiving one filled with gratitude for the love that is so abundant in your life.
Here is a gratitude poem I came across and wanted to share it with you. I’m using it as my mantra this holiday season.
Blessings to you and your loved ones,
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.
It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.
GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.
~ Author Unknown ~