Thankful Hands

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 or 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 Hebrew word Thanksgiving comes from the root word “yada”. 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. 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!

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!!! 

And 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!

17 Comments

  1. I am thankful for my life- not just my physical life but the life live with my husband, family, and friends. I am thankful for living in the USA and all the privileges that brings. I am thankful for a loving God who listens and cares and knows all the answers to my many whiny questions. And number 4, I am thankful I found your blog.

  2. I am so very thankful for my Savior’s love for me. I’m also thankful for the family & friends he’s placed in my life. Lastly, I’m thankful for opportunities to share that same love & grace with others! Thank you Yvonne for blessing us with your beautiful posts! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I am thankful for the promise of Heaven, for the blessing of living enough years to have 7 wonderful grandchildren well on their way to being grown and my dear husband of 52 years to share my life.

  4. 1.Oh so thankful for Jesus…He makes it all worthwhile
    2. I so treasure family and friends
    3. Thankful for this beautiful world we live in

    The Lord be with you all! A joyous thanksgiving and Christmastime!!

  5. I am thankful that Jesus commanded us to be thankful always and, in all things, and that the Holy Spirit gives us the ability to be obedient Him. I am thankful for my family, friends and retirement!!!

  6. Thankful for God’s beautiful words and spirit, friendship and family, nature and ranch animals,snow and sunshine. So much to be thankful for we are all blessed. Thanks for reminding us to give thanks 🙏

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