I love Thanksgiving time! One of the ways I have already been able to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving is by sending Thank You cards to people who have invested time, skill, and kindness in my life.
One letter was to a former Sunday School teacher whose class I attended when I was nine or ten. Pointing out specific things I remember learning in his class, I thanked him for his encouragement and example to me during a very important time of spiritual growth. Because we had moved since attending the church, it took some time to search and verify the address, but it was well worth it for the joy that came from expressing gratefulness.
Another letter was to the folks who fixed our Kubota tractor. You see, we had many problems with it this year. Though we had to take many trips to and from the shop to get to the root problem, we were still very thankful that it was indeed repaired. In writing the Thank You, I focused on being thankful for different character qualities they had displayed.
Thirdly, we sent a Thank You card to a generous gentleman who had given us four free meals at McDonalds after an unexpected series of events. Because I wasn’t sure he was a Christian, I focused on incorporating Scripture in writing my part of the card.
Writing Thank You cards is a very fulfilling project, especially at this time of year. Creating cards with or without a computer is not very hard and something almost anyone can do. I hope you also will take the time express your thankfulness in special ways this Thanksgiving to make it a holiday of true thanks giving!