Since Thanksgiving in the United States falls on the fourth Thursday of November I would consider November the month of being thankful.
Thanksgiving was made an official national holiday way back by President Abraham Lincoln, however, it took place originally starting more than two hundred years earlier supposedly by the pilgrims.
I know that Christians have been praying since the time of Jesus Christ for being thankful. Also, I know that other religions have done so as well. Many people pray thanksgiving everyday at each meal or at least at dinner time. This month being November I think we need to be more thankful than we usually are. We need to be thankful for our family and friends. They are the most important people in our daily lives. We should be thankful for each person we meet even though we may not know them. Also, we need to remember those who we knew that are no longer with us especially those who have died in the last year. We pray for communities like Marysville, Washington who lost children in the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. In fact, the high school students are returning today November 03, 2014. Also, for those lost their lives in the mudslide at Oso, Washington on March 22, 2014. Of course, we have had other tragedies in the last year as well we need to remember.
Being thankful on a regular basis but especially this month will help each of us be encouraged. Sometimes it is easy go along each day without a thought about what may happen. Each day has its own problems, and we should be thankful at the end of the day that we made it. Each morning we should pray that the day will be kind to us, and we will make it. What we make of each day is not just for our well being but will be a wonderful day for those we have contact with.
I pray for each one of you that your day will work out the way you want it. For those in your family or friends that maybe ill will make it through as well. It is important to be happy and thankful each day of our lives. God bless you!