While I was spending so much time sitting in bed with my legs wrapped in cold, wet towels I realized something. This summer felt like I was cursed with injuries and illness. Yet I noticed that I was spending a lot of time thinking about the things for which I was grateful. It made me think of 1 Thessalonians 5:18; In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Psalm 118:24 states, “This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” And on this Thanksgiving Day I have so much about which I can rejoice. In fact, I have reason to rejoice every day of my life.
The Bible states that “A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, but when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.” Proverbs 15:13 It’s true, of course. Our spirits are so easily broken when our hearts are sad. It’s easy to be sad at heart, especially in the world we live in today. Modern conveniences and mass communication can be wonderful but they also often lead to us feeling sorrowful. But, so much more often than not, I have a joyful heart. In fact, I’m generally so cheerful I actually worry about it sometimes.