Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  We had a GREAT time!  McMurray (Daniels speaking right now) came over to my house after Thanksgiving dunch (lunch + dinner) and we dog-piled on my bed, did ab-killers for laughs, and pretty much laughed ourselves half to death talking about dumb movies and awesome movies.  

But, back to Thanksgiving.  Most people, when they think of Thanksgiving, think of a huge family reunion, with a turkey or two, a creamy pile of mashed potatoes and some homemade stuffing.  Most people don't think of God.  And yet, God has everything to do with Thanksgiving.  He was the One who supplied the Pilgrims with resources, which led them to celebrate the first Thanksgiving.  And He is the One in each of our lives, bringing out the big and the small blessings.  Every day is a blessing to be thankful for, and I have taken WAY too many things this year for granted.  According to the world, it's X-mas season!  Which means Black Friday, tourist season (in the South), wrapping paper, gift cards, and office parties and holiday bonuses.  Everything is centered around what we want.  Everybody calls it the "giving season" but that's only code for "if you get me this, I'll get you this".  Thousands of children and teenagers are on the streets.  They don't have anybody to spend Thanksgiving with, except their other homeless friends.  They aren't thinking about the new laptop they're positive that they're getting for Christmas, they're thinking about where their next meal will come from, and if they'll ever see their abusive or unresponsive parents again.  These kids are desperate, and all we can think about is ourselves!  Most people don't realize what these children are going through.  Their own kids are safe and sound, snuggled up in warm pj's and fuzzy socks while they watch TV.  So, just think about it when you go to bed and when you give your parents your list of "I wants"- there are thousands of kids, homeless, starving, dying, and abused that need thoughts and prayers.  So, say a prayer tonight and ask God to brighten someone's life during the Christmas season.

~Jordyn Daniels~

A Good Poem...

When you run so fast to get somewhere
you miss half the fun of getting there
if you worry and hurry through your day
it's like an unopened gift
thrown away
Life is not a race
Do take is slower
hear the music
before the song is over."