Filled to the Brim

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭136:1‬ ‭

I’m full, y’all.

I mean it.

Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies and pumpkin pie – I’m what we in the feasting business call ‘stuffed’.

My refrigerator is full of yummy food – and my heart is full of warm thoughts after our son came home for this Thanksgiving weekend. The weather has been unseasonably warm, so we were able to spend some time outdoors. Never have I ever picked a fresh zucchini or had a fresh flower bouquet on the table for Thanksgiving weekend. We haven’t had a sharp killing frost yet, which in this area is all but unheard of in recent memory.

There is so much to be thankful for.

This holiday is so crucial.

In a day and age when we feel that we are entitled to all of the gifts I listed – good weather, quality family time, money to spend on festive groceries – there is all the more reason to be filled with gratitude.

Gratitude opens the heart to joy.

Gratitude looks for the good, seeks the blessing, provides a lens through which to view the world around us. It humbly acknowledges that we know our place. It is a conduit that allows blessings to travel unhindered to our souls, where they can nourish and sustain us through the hard times that inevitably face us all.

Have you listed what you are grateful for today?

I dare you.

Give thanks, and you will find that you are richer than you thought you were.

Gratitude will lift your spirits, provide perspective, and draw your focus from what you don’t have to what you do.

Gratitude will fill your heart and soul to the brim.

Give thanks to God today with me?

Father, how You bless us! We want to take the time today to make sure that You know how much we are thankful for. We offer you our hearts, filled to the brim with thanksgiving. Amen.

Published by melodylowes

I am actually a bit of a mess. But in the mess, I’m finding security in knowing I am chosen, I am forgiven, and I matter. After uncovering a history of abuse in my past, I have done a lot of healing - and writing is one way I can invite you deeper into your own healing journey! I write devotionals about the complicated thing called life at growing-in-grace.ca, and my poetry is stashed at melodylowes.com. Pull up a chair and a coffee or tea and lets grow together!

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