Thanksgiving Is Good For You (1 of 2) by Stan Coffey
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The day before Thanksgiving an elderly man in Phoenix called his son in New York and said to him, I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; 45 years of misery is enough. We're sick of each other and so call your sister in Chicago and tell her.
Frantic the son called his sister who exploded on the phone, like heck they're getting divorced, she shouted, I'll take care of this. She called Phoenix immediately and said to her father, You are not getting a divorce. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, do you hear me. The man hung up his phone and turned to his wife, Okay honey, the kids are coming for Thanksgiving and paying for their flights
One of the joys of thanksgiving is celebrating God's goodness, thanking him for our families, and thanking him for his abundance.
But did you know thanksgiving can absolutely be good for you? Thanksgiving can be a transforming experience in our lives. Thanksgiving is an opportunity to come up higher and God wants nothing more for us than to be a thankful people and express our gratitude to him
Thanksgiving separates the believer from the world. it makes us different. A thankful spirit distinguishes the believer from the unbeliever.
Did you hear about the frustrated atheist, who felt so thankful, but he had nobody to thank?
Paul thanked God even while he was in prison. From a deep, dark, dank dungeon Paul wrote to the Philippians, Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice!
A young woman wrote her mother from college: Dear mom, sorry I haven't written sooner. My arm is broken and my left leg too. I broke them when I jumped from the second floor of my dormitory...when we had the fire.
We were lucky. A young service station attendant saw the blaze and called the fire department. They were there in minutes I was in the hospital for a few days.
Paul, the service station attendant came to see me every day. And because it was taking so long to get our dormitory liveable again, I moved in with him. He has been so nice.
I must admit that I am pregnant. Paul and I plan to get married just as soon as he can get a divorce.
I hope things are fine at home. I'm doing fine and will write more when I get the chance. Love, your daughter, Susie.
P.S. Mom, none of the above is true. But I did get a C in Sociology and flunked Chemistry. I just wanted you to receive this news in its proper perspective
I. THE PRODUCT OF OUR THANKSGI VING
1. Thanksgiving will increase your personal happiness.
Most of the time we wrongly believe that our happiness is dependent on our circumstances.
If I asked you on a scale of one to ten how happy you are right now, you might respond, '' I am doing pretty well under the circumstances.'' Well circumstances are li ...
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