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A Thanksgiving Tradition Continued

Several years ago, I granted permission to e-Thoughts, a weekly online devotional ministry, to use any of my Monday Morning Manna that they wanted to use. I was honored again last week as they posted one entitled, “Thankfulness Times Three,” in which I described a Thanksgiving tradition of mine of selecting three persons each year to thank for their contribution and blessing on my life over the past year. Early on, I might have thought I would run out of persons to thank after a few years, but that thought quickly disappeared, as God continually brought new people, and a few long-time friends, into my life with blessings. I closed that manna by quoting 1 Chronicles 16:34, “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever,” and encouraging my readers not only to thank the Lord, but to join me in thanking three people who had blessed their life in the past year. I also quoted Robert Luis Stevenson in that long-ago Manna, “The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” Come to think of it, that’s a good challenge for this year. How about it? Don’t forget to be thankful. Would you join me in thanking three friends this thanksgiving?

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