Thankful kids are happy kids! Thankful people make happy families. Thankful people turn a house into a home.
Thanksgiving, turkey and dressing, family, friends and food are great reminders of just how important an “attitude of gratitude” is to make life so much more fun, more meaningful and more enjoyable.
A dear, old friend of mine named Frank Peretti tells a story of gratitude that I have cherished for years called “All is well.” The story is about Ruth Preston and her young daughter, Jenny, who live in a tiny “single mom” home enduring great poverty in a small, American village. The Prestons’ kitchen is scanned, and no cheerios, no ice cream, and no popcorn were to be found. All Jenny and her mom owned was hope…and a family slogan: “All is well.”
This Thanksgiving, you can listen to the story and shed tears of gratitude as I do every time I hear it. Continue reading