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There is a phrase that goes “outside looking in”. It usually indicates that either someone is not a part of an activity (even though they may desire to be) or they are somehow isolated from a course of normalcy.

This Thanksgiving holiday I encourage you to focus on the opposite. Focus on the “inside looking out” parts of your life – whatever they may be. Be thankful that you are not living on the streets and pray for those who might be that they would find shelter. Be thankful that you have food and give whenever possible to individuals or organizations who supply that need to others.

Be thankful for good health and prosperity and acknowledge to your God that you did not get there on your own. Being in the position of “inside looking out” is a gracious and favorable place and you should not take it lightly. Be truly grateful and thankful for what you have and for who you are. Don’t wait until it’s gone and then have to reminisce about how blessed you truly were.

Be thankful this Thanksgiving holiday for whatever good thing is going on with you right now. And hopefully the adage, “like begets like” will be true. The more you acknowledge and give thanks the more you receive, and suddenly you perpetuate a cycle of prosperity in your life. Remember: “…whatsoever things are true, whatsoever thing are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (Philippians 4:8).

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and I hope all would be well with you.

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