I love this time of year, because it is the start of "holiday specials" on television. I used to take the TV guide that came with the Sunday paper and circle all the holiday shows/movies, I was going to watch. The one I looked for the most every year was "A Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving.”
As the story goes Charlie Brown is somehow is talked into hosting Thanksgiving dinner. This was not the traditional thanksgiving dinner of course and probably with my cooking skills, I probably would have served the same thing. The nice thing with this event Charlie Brown was having is that the other Peanut characters just volunteered to help with Thanksgiving.
They then get to the table (or the ping pong table) and Peppermint Patty declares that "This is not Thanksgiving!"
Sometimes we do not see that something right in front of us is the thing we should be thankful for in life. We want things, but we forget that we have many things that have been provided for us. We have more wants then actual needs.
There are many verses in the Bible that use the word "Thanksgiving." In the coming weeks let us be mindful of what we are actually thankful for in this day in age. It could be something as simple as sitting next to a friend during lunch, or as simple as a sunny afternoon.