Pure Thankfulness

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As I reflect on the last year I have so many blessings. My kids are healthy and happy, I have a job that I love, my partner appreciates me (and all of my quirks), and I continue to have God on my side. While I could go on and on about why I am truly thankful, this year I’m taking a different approach.

If you’ve turned on the TV, opened the newspaper, or simply perused the internet lately, you know … not all is right in the world. While it will never be perfect, it’s hard for me to see people suffering, in pain, and lost. As adults when we look at the events happening around the globe it’s easy to become consumed, allow pessimism to get the best of us, and maybe even lose faith. In this moments, I turn to my children. Their outlook is so innocent and as a result, so refreshing.

So my friends, this Thanksgiving, I thought we could all use a dose of purity. From the perspective of my two boys, Ty and Trent, here is why we are giving thanks this year …



When I approached Ty to see what he was thankful for this year he had a long list: the ability to go to private school, our church, his friends, his family, and our home. While he is overall appreciative, he also told me that there is one thing that’s he’s not especially excited about – getting spacers in the day before Thanksgiving. Poor kid, at least the mashed potatoes won’t be too difficult to eat!


When I asked Trent what he was thankful for, he looked at me and without saying a word he pointed towards the sky. Hmm. “Does that mean you are thankful for the roof over our heads,” I asked. He giggled and replied, “Well duh, but that’s not what I meant! I am thankful for Jesus because he died for me.” Of course my heart proceeded to melt.

From our family, to yours, we’re wishing you a holiday full of laughter, delicious food, and most importantly, blessings.


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