Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday's Thought

When life is challenging what do you do? Where do you turn? Or, what do you turn to?

The Thanksgiving holidays followed by Christmas and New Years are stressful and exhausting especially if you've lost a loved one since last Christmas.

A week before Thanksgiving, for me, the season is starting out a bit difficult. I'm not depressed or sad or upset. I'm just missing family members who've passed away over the years. Just about everything seems to kick off a memory or two of family during the holidays. So, it's really not a time to be depressed or down in the dumps, but one to be Thankful and Joyous.

What? Yes. You read right. And, no, I haven't lost my mind. Well, that last one is out on debate among my friends. 

I decided that I don't want to miss the holidays- times with those still living because I miss those who've passed. I will remember them, laugh or cry at the memories, but not allow myself to miss out on the celebrations. Yes, it will take some effort, quite a bit, but it will be worth it especially when January gets here and I can look back.

As Thanksgiving is this week, I'm going to make a concerted effort to think about what I am thankful for. Yes, I miss my family especially during the holidays, but I am thankful I had great parents to enjoy while I had them. As life has moved forward, I see so many friends, a church family, Pastors and others who are in my life now, that weren't before- because I didn't know them. For that I am thankful.

If you are alone this Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Season, I pray God will be with you and give you His Peace that peaces all understanding.

If you are searching for something to help you get through the holidays, drugs, alcohol and other things are not the answer- Jesus Christ is- learn more about Him and His Love by visiting this post.

Share what you are thankful for in the comments sections.