Having recently returned from a medical mission in Guatemala, it’s very easy for me to be reminded of even the smallest item to be very thankful for…clothing, water, a home, work, indoor plumbing, plenty to eat, paper, a pen, access to healthcare, all the basics, and then, of course, the luxuries. Any one of us could spend days writing down each item and every person in our life we are thankful for.
Perhaps a good family exercise this holiday season would be to spend some time with the family making a list of all that you have to be thankful for. It will be an eye opener.
Though there are many who are joyous during Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are many who are suffering. Pray for those who are suffering from the pain of ill health or the loss of family. Hold your family and friends close during these holidays. Each day is a blessing. Be grateful.
Blessings to you and yours.
Dr. Rick Barrett