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I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35

There is a song by Joey Pecoraro titled, “To Be Happy.” It begins with some upbeat music and a man’s voice speaking. He says over the music, 

“We all know quite a number of people who have everything that it will take to be happy, and they are not happy, because they want something else or they want more of the same; and we all know people who have lots of misfortune, and they are deeply happy; they radiate happiness. Why? Because they’re grateful.”

Those are the only words to the song. The rest of the song provides time to reflect on those profoundly true words. Living in gratitude is a discipline. As we anticipate Thanksgiving Day may we express our gratitude, our thankfulness to God for our faith, our community, our families and friends, our work and our play, our very lives.

What are you especially grateful, thankful for, this year? Gather up all of your words of thanksgiving and turn them into a prayer to Jesus who invites every person into peace, love, and connection with him and with each other. Maybe his invitation, “Come to me” is a new way of living for followers of Jesus in all circumstances. Being grateful. We may not always feel happy. But we can radiate thanksgiving because Jesus fills us with good things.

Grateful, Pastor Andrea