In Everything Give Thanks!?!

November!  Hard to believe the holiday season is upon us! 

This time of year is supposed to be filled with thanksgiving and good will but the life of a caregiver makes this difficult at times.  The additional family and food that will be needed in the coming weeks is daunting. 

Many times, the ‘golden child’ will come home for a quick visit and the feelings of jealousy outshine the thankfulness we should have.  Appreciate the moments you have while your loved one is being “entertained” by someone else.  Go for a walk or someplace quiet and pray for your loved ones and your visitors. It is amazing how prayer really does change our attitudes!

Be sensitive to the diet changes Thanksgiving will bring: Turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, cranberry relish, rich pies, etc.  These can be hard on the digestive system.  Dark meat is easier to chew than white turkey meat.  Give small portions to your loved ones and plan for extra bathroom supplies and time.

Above all meditate on 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”