"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."
Today was a great day here. We had lifting this morning and then some chill time, then afternoon practice, and then the best part of the day - eating a Thanksgiving Dinner with some other Americans!!! :)
It was such a blessing to be able to share a meal with some other Americans in Turkey on Thanksgiving. We had turkey, dressing, gravy, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, rolls, corn casserole, green bean casserole, and you can't forget desserts. For dessert you had your choice of pumpkin pie, pecan pie with chocolate chips, apple crisp, and then a cookie type dessert with chocolate and caramel - WOW so so so so good!
We had an awesome time of hanging out together and fellowshipping. We went around the room and shared something that we were thankful for. If you think about it, we all have so much to be thankful for. Even the fact that you are reading this blog and that I can type this blog is a gift. There are people out there who cannot see, and who are not able to move their hands or fingers.
I hope you all have a wonderful day!!
Here are some pictures from Thanksgiving tonight - so FUN!! :)
"A THANKFUL ATTITUDE opens windows of heaven. Spiritual blessings fall freely onto you through those openings into eternity. Moreover, as you look up with a grateful heart, you get glimpses of Glory through those windows. You cannot yet live in heaven, but you can experience fortastes of your ultimate home. Such samples of heavenly fare revive your hope. Thankfulness opens you up to these experiences, which then provide further reasons to be grateful. Thus, your path becomes an upward spiral: ever increasing in gladness.
Thankfulness is not some sort of magic formula; it is the language of Love, which enables you to communicate intimately with Me. A thankful mind-set does not entail a denial of reality with its plethora of problems. Instead, it rejoices in Me, your Savior, in the midst of trials and tribulations. I am your refuge and strength, an ever-present and well-proved help in trouble."