Jim Taylor
Thursday, November 25, 2021, 06:06 (12 days ago)

I would like to encourage you to take Thanksgiving Day and spend the day BEING THANKFUL! It is very easy to be not-thankful if you watch the news or think about some things too much. So for a day, make the effort to think about the good things in life. Yes, I understand that times can be hard, that we have lost loved ones, that life may be going in a direction we do not like or agree with. I DO UNDERSTAND THAT! I am not saying “pretend everything is great.” I am saying STOP AND BE THANKFUL.

Because there are things in life to be thankful for.

Start thinking about them! Let your thoughts dwell on what is good. Don't let negativity have a place in your thinking for at least this one day! Several thousand years ago a Middle Easterner wrote these words: “Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. If there is anything worthy of praise, think on these things.”

I think that's pretty good advice and the challenge is to do it for an entire day. Since it's “Thanksgiving” what better day to give it a try?

And ... I am thankful for you on this Forum! You are part of my journey in this life and because of you my life has been made richer and more interesting. Thank you!

Here's an excellent quote on thankfulness

Thursday, November 25, 2021, 06:33 (12 days ago) @ Jim Taylor

Gratitude must be directed. To Whom are we thankful?


I am thankful

Thursday, November 25, 2021, 09:44 (12 days ago) @ AmBraCol

I am thankful to the Lord Jesus for the grace he gave to the world.I am thankful that I came to the Lord and confessed my want to turn my life around and came to him as my only savior. I am thankful for the Holy Spirits guidance. I am thankful for getting old and slowing down. For all my aches and pain, cataracts, weakness. I know I can not be a young man again in this life anymore. So I long for the new world with my Lord as King and to rest in his kingdom. I am thankful for my slowing down, so I can rest and be with my Lord through his living word. That brings light and truth to fill my every day. I am thankful for this country. It is still the best in the world. I am sure it will have many troubles, but we are better off here than any place else. I am thankful our good Lord is sitting at the right hand of the Father and saying these are mine. Thanksgiving everyday should be on your breath.


Thursday, November 25, 2021, 17:55 (11 days ago) @ Ed


Well said!!! AMEN AND AMEN!!

Thursday, November 25, 2021, 19:55 (11 days ago) @ Ed

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I’m Thankful for you Pappa Jim!

Thursday, November 25, 2021, 07:01 (12 days ago) @ Jim Taylor

Your words are always a blessing.

as usual well wrote Jim, and at the best of times today-

Thursday, November 25, 2021, 21:17 (11 days ago) @ Jim Taylor

and any today will work

Amen! Church last Sunday touched on this very thing.

Don Peters
Saturday, November 27, 2021, 04:12 (10 days ago) @ Jim Taylor

Hard thing to do when we are bombarded continually with the negative. But we all have things to be so thankful for. Thanks for the reminder!

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