Sometimes you can’t make it on your own

Sometimes you can’t make it on your own

Posted on 26. Nov, 2009 by in Thailand

It’s now the fourth Thursday in November, and that means there will be a parade, the Lions will lose, and people will doze off after eating a delicious bird. In America anyways.

But thankfulness isn’t an American ideas, it’s a human idea. All over the world, different cultures have holidays for showing gratefulness for what they have, whether its Korea, India, Israel, China, Europe or America. Why? I think it’s because people understand that they cannot do everything in their own power.

The harvest illustrates this- you can do everything right, but if there’s a drought, or a plague of insects, an early frost, etc, it won’t be fruitful.  Other factors have to cooperate in order to make the harvest successful.  Thus the idea of giving thanks for our good fortune, and realizing we can’t go it alone. We need help.

So in between all the busyness of the day, take a few minutes to give thanks… to God, friends and family.

So tell us, who or what are you thankful for?

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2 Responses to “Sometimes you can’t make it on your own”

  1. Brook

    27. Nov, 2009

    We’re thankful for a lot! When you take time to step back from the life before your eyes and look at the big picture, God is amazing!

    I have a beautiful wife that puts up with me. We living an adventure everyday… We’re thankful for the support of so many people loving and caring for us!

    We thankful for friends like you guys, too! We SOOO look forward to our weekend together soon!

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  2. Rosemary

    27. Nov, 2009

    I’m thankful for God’s amazing love, forgiveness & for His gift of eternal life. I’m thankful for family & friends. I’m thankful for not only the basics of life but everything that God gives way above & beyond the basics.

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