When I think about Thanksgiving, two words come to mind: Bountiful harvest. Bountiful means a large or abundant quantity. Harvest is the product or result of an action.
Often, we highlight Thanksgiving as a one-day affair inviting family and friends over, and adorning our tables with wonderful delicacies and succulent dishes. It is wonderful, but the day comes and goes by so quickly, and we easily forget the importance of staying thankful all year long. We have so much to thank God for!
This year, God is stirring inside me as I meditate on the many blessings He has bestowed upon me—they are too numerous to count! I want to exercise gratefulness daily, so much so that my children notice. I want them to know I would not be who I am, were it not for God’s abundant blessings, and my children are one of the main dishes! All the other sides are great, but they are the most flavorful, colorful ones of all! They are a large part of my harvest and I want them to live thankfully, too.
As you lovingly parent, faithfully investing in your kids, don’t forget that little things lead to big things. A bountiful harvest awaits in your not-too-distant future if you patiently continue with the small things. Your children are growing and you only have a few short years to make the most of every day.
We do our very, very best when we keep the blessings God has given us in front of us, moment by moment. Our hearts stay humble and soft, and our children notice. Thank God in all things because He’s the One who is worthy to be praised!
Blessings to you this Thanksgiving,
Mari Jo Mast and the Help Club For Moms Team
“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” Zig Ziglar
Mari Jo had an encounter with the living God in 2000, and was freed from the bondage of legalism. She is passionate about Jesus and his love, and desires for everyone to know He is alive!