As October comes to a close and November is about to begin, I can’t help but think about all the things I am thankful for! As the month of November begins we celebrate All Saints Sunday. It’s a day to remember, celebrate and give thanks for all the people in our lives that we got to love and who now live in eternal life. Then, as the month progresses, we turn to our Thanksgiving Holiday! A day that is more than over-indulgence on wonderful food, and time with our friends and family. It's a time to reflect on all that we have been given.
To kick off this time of Thanksgiving, I share with you some of the many things I am thankful for:
The congregation of St. Paul’s!
The staff here at St. Paul’s- Pastor Dave, Tom and Maya!
For our Council members!
For those who serve on Committees!
For the Sunday school teachers!
For members of the Chancel Choir, Lutheran Bells, Youth Choir and Coming with the Clouds!
For the Altar Guild!
For the Care Ministers!
For members of the Women’s Group and Men’s Brotherhood!
For the members of the LEAD team!
For those working on planning the 150th anniversary for next year!
For our Youth!
For all who come here for worship and fellowship!
For my family!
For my friends!
For my health!
I could go on, because I really do strive to live a life of gratitude, not just each November, but all year! Even on the busiest days, even when things are stressful, I try to remember that I have many things to thank God for giving me!
For some, November has become a time to post on Social Media something they are thankful for each day. I did that a few years ago and it was a fantastic exercise! Now, while I don’t put it online each day, I continue to do that exercise! This month, take some time to think about the many things you have to be thankful for!