July 25, 2010
“When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself.” Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief
For many years I have read this passage by the great chief Tecumseh. I know many who have a difficult time finding anything to give thanks for. In this crazy world of wars, wonders, and technology some people are so self absorbed, that all around them is a blur. I watched a high school football game several years ago and we lost 31-7 finishing our season 4-6. We started the season full of hope and excited that we had a new head coach. This was his first season in a new school and as we walked to the car my middle son said, “Dad you know my senior year we were only 2-8”. These seniors have doubled our senior year wins. Even within a loss, even within tribulation, there is room for thanks and for growth. Please keep all in harms way on your mind and in your hearts.