So last year I talked about being thankful for what we have, instead of right after giving thanks around a table bending in the middle with food dashing out into the mad masses and doing whatever is needed to get the best deal on the biggest, flashest new gadget or gift.
And really, I still definitely feel that way. But since I’ve already said it, and I haven’t figured out a new, creative way to say it, I just have one thing to ask you.
As you go about in the craziness of this season, whether it’s shopping, or partying, or decorating, or whatever it is you do between now and January 1, 2013, please remember that you don’t need everything that shimmers in the windows and on the TV screen around you. You probably have more than you need, in fact. And, in reality, probably whoever you’re buying presents for doesn’t need anything more than they have already either.
So, remember to be thankful for what you have – quirks of it and all. And remember, as you whirl about for the next six weeks, that there are others in this world whom are not as privileged as you. People who would be grateful for that sweater you never wear that hangs in your closet, or for the leftover slice of turkey you threw away yesterday.
Please, remember them. Pray for them. And, as God leads, do something for them.