“Black Friday: Because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.”
I read this quote last year around the same time of Thanksgiving and laughed aloud. No, seriously laughed.
Like, how true is that?!
I’ve never been shopping on Black Friday (I find a couple of deals from the comfort of my warm bed, behind my computer screen.), but I see/hear the news of the long lines, the few dying (literally) just to get that flat screen TV or the last whatever.
This isn’t going to be your typical Christian post of knowing you should be thankful everyday. This is the post about knowing to differentiate between material blessings and people.
Yesterday, I was having a conversation with my sister about post-college life. She was worrying about how fast time was going and asked me if I’m terrified since I’m graduating next year. I replied, “no” and laughed. I explained to her that I can do anything…mess up, fail, and want to give up, but at least I have someplace to come back to. I don’t just mean a home, I mean the people who are my home.
I am beyond
grateful, no, indebted to have a strong foundation where people uplift me with bible verses, prayers, love and support. I may have times where I’d say, “I wish I had this”, or “I wish I had that”, but I can never say “I wish I had people that would just be there for me.” That’s just something material things cannot do.
Thank you, God, for my family, my friends, my professors, my readers. I appreciate you all. Happy Thanksgiving!
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (GW) “Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will in Christ Jesus that you do this.”
* P.S Don’t forget to enter my giveaway! It’s my way of saying thanks!
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