Thankfulness is the antidote for a bad day or a grumpy attitude. And being thankful turns our stress level down and makes us feel lighter and happier. Here is the true meaning of being thankful.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I’ve been thinking a lot about thanks! I think we are happier when we practice being thankful! We are nicer and more aware of others, and being thankful makes us feel good too! Thankfulness is like a reset button for a bad day, bad attitude, or bad what-ails-you! Let’s talk about the real meaning of Thanksgiving!
The word thanks or the concept of thanks comes up a lot in the Bible, 102 times in the Old Testament and the New Testament.
The Word Thanksgiving
The Hebrew word Thanksgiving comes from the root word yada. It means intimacy. It has a wonderful word-picture meaning.
It’s the idea of throwing our hands up to God with thanks and praise in them. As if we are literally throwing our hands up, filled with tangible words of thanks, and tossing them like confetti up to the Lord. Being thankful intimately connects us to the One all things to be thankful are from.
It reminds me of watching a football player make a touchdown and the fan going hands-in-the-air, high-five wild! Today, I want to share your thanks on these pages!
Being Thankful Now
Let’s worship God right here! Let’s all throw up our hands filled with Thanksgiving together! I’d like you to share 3 things you are thankful for right here!!! And please read the person’s list before you and thank God for that person and their list of thankfulness, too.
Let’s get into the true spirit of Thanksgiving today!!!
As you meet with family and friends for Thanksgiving make sure to throw up your hands filled with thanks too!
I will be throwing up thankful hands in thanks to the Lord as I am thankful for YOU!
Happy Thanksgiving, Friends!