Click a Blessing Today – Thanksgiving Blues

Thanksgiving

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With every festive occasion there are those who really have the blues and cannot celebrate whether Thanksgiving or Christmas or other religious festival days or New Year’s of all nationalities, when most people are in celebration mood. There are those who do not have the heart to celebrate because they are in sorrow, ill health, too poor to celebrate or have no one to celebrate with, are housebound in their home, isolated in hospital or rehabilitation home or even in an old folk’s home away from relatives and friends. I pray that those who can, will pause to give a thought to these people and do something to alleviate their loneliness and low spirits. Do not enjoy only for yourself.
Do not find the easiest way to help but go on an d extend yourself to help and you will find you are more blessed as giver than recipient.
Consider sending a hamper, a cake, a box of chocolates, a voucher to purchase basic necessities, a jacket or coat, a blanket, even socks to keep from winter’s cold, a bouquet or a posy of flowers  to encourage the needy to show someone remembered them and cared by your warm thoughts and action.
Consider spending time, making melody and music and sharing it with a loved one, a rejected, lonely person who has been grieved by departure of a loved one, relative or friend. Remember David who soothed the troubled spirit of King Saul with his harp and song. Spend time with that person and perhaps send a dvd or even an email if that person has access to the internet, call or send an e-card with scripture verses for encouragement.
Invite the person home to join you in celebration.
Pray with and for that person, or invite the person to a church celebration.  
Can we also rejoice with a lonely person who wishes to share some thanksgiving to God? Be a listening ear or lend a shoulder to cry on so that person can be thankful for you.
Most of all we can show our thanksgiving by not complaining about all that we have or are asked to do for them. Do it willingly because an unwilling attitude shows up through and through to the recipient and it would be better not to do anything than doing something with unwillingness.  
God loves a cheerful giver “So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).
When we use the gifts God gives us for the purpose He intends, we do indeed feel His pleasure.  In 2 Corinthians 2 Paul wrote “out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears.” This is a heart of love. Love is the overflow of joy that someone might think there is no place for grief or anguish in the heart of love, and no place for tears on its face. That would be very wrong.  Can we expand our heart of love to fill that need and bring about the joy of faith in the heart of the other person.
If necessary, we are reminded to “Sell your possessions, give alms, provide yourselves with purses that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail.” Luke 12:33.
Let us give as unto the Lord and be a blessing to someone today.
Postscript: If you are suffering from Thanksgiving Blues today please read my other blogs :
https://ptl2010.com/2011/02/07/click-a-blessing-today-%e2%80%93-he-promised-never-to-leave-me-alone/
https://ptl2010.com/2011/07/02/blessed-to-share-with-family/
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