I've been thinking
- OH NO!
Thinking of Thanksgiving’s Day in how it's main focus and hype is put so much on the food. And then I pondered on this. Why am I putting so much emphasis on the FOOD part of this day? Well maybe because that’s the American way - ya think? Maybe because I'm a food junkie, with addictive characteristics too.
But really isn't Thanksgiving Day to be a day of what we are thankful for? Why am I allowing “this world” to mess with my mind in thinking I NEED and am allowed to stuff my face on this one day of the year, and that OK. That this day has just become all about the "dinner" and thankfulness comes second. Well it’s NOT!!
Thanksgiving Day dinner is just another dinner like all others with the exception you are spending it with those you love and are thankful for knowing. (Ok in most cases - I know there can be issues with family gatherings - “just BREATH”)
So there are still two days yet before the big meal, or rather DAY and I am going to erase the old tapes and re-tape more positive thinking on how I will celebrate this gathering. When I fill my plate I am going to remember -
There are those out there with no food, no shelter, no family, no friends.
That I am very lucky and feel blessed to have family, to share this meal with.
To know that I have all that I need, and want, because HIS grace is sufficient.
Although there will be many special foods, some only prepared for this meal I WILL NOT DEVOUR more than I need. I will be conscience of portions sizes as I choose what I put on my plate. I will remember that at normal meals I do not graze on appetizers before-hand and will then choose wisely. I know I love my treats so I will be mindful when consuming my dinner that there is more to have, and will adjust my meal accordingly so I CAN enjoy my desert(s) without issues.
I plan to go into this Thanksgiving Day dinner with a different mindset, my own not of this world! I owe this especially to being a member here on SP
I will be steadfast in my choices, eat slowly to savor the food, to be thankful for the cook and those who helped prepare this meal. I will not gulp down so fast that I'm unable to even taste the food.
My mantra for this day will be “This is the day the LORD has made, let us rejoice and be glad, and thankful for all we have.”
Wishing all a very Blessed and Thankful