Holidays are wonderful. Friends and family gather, catch up on each other’s doings and growings, and partake of favorite traditional fare. What could be better? As my son-in-law Greg says, How could you NOT love Thanksgiving? You don’t have to buy anything. All you have to do is show up and eat (admittedly a man’s perspective, but lovely in its simplicity). 😉
After our Thanksgiving feast on Thursday and Black Friday shopping, my grandson Jeffrey helped me decorate my Christmas tree on Saturday while his mom and dad spent time with friends at the Vandals game, and Aunt Lyanne kept Jeffrey’s sister Gracelyn (13 months) occupied.
Jeffrey had the absolute BEST time. He strategically placed each ornament I handed him and chattered happily all the while. When we finished, he did what I do—and what my father did—after a job well done. He stood and looked at it. And he came back time and time again to look at it some more. He was satisfied with a job well done.
I think we’d all do well to give ourselves a bit more appreciation each day for our jobs well done. And, to give our Heavenly Father more appreciation for HIS jobs well done. We owe all we have and all we are to Him. As we enter the Christmas season celebrating the birth of our Savior, I’m thankful for the blessing He has been to me and my family. And I’m thankful for the humility that thankfulness engenders.