Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday, but it isn’t just the fabulous food and time with family that I enjoy.  To me, Thanksgiving is a “holy day.” God has given us so much more than we deserve. We are to give Him credit for all of it and use it all for His glory.

All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.  2 Corinthians 4:15

If we really want to live consistently lives full of joy every single day, the secret is simple.  Live every day noticing all the good things in life.  Live every day telling the people around you how awesome you think they are.  Live every day praising God for breath and movement and peace of mind.  Live every day being thankful.

It’s hard to be angry while you are showing appreciation to someone.  It’s hard to be disappointed when you are grateful for what you have.  It’s hard to be grouchy while you are worshiping God.

Choosing joy is simply living a life of thanksgiving.  And what a beautiful life it is.  Praise God!