Working for a mental heath facility is the best job I’ve ever had. Today I was able to cook all my clients a Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Ham
  • Stuffing
  • Green beans
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Rolls
  • Deviled eggs
  • Olives
  • Apple and pumpkin pie
  • Cherry cream cheese cheesecake

Cooking has always been a side hobby I’ve loved and today I was able to use it. Putting together all the dishes for our dinner some of the clients asked to help. Pitching in they got their hands dirty mashing potatoes, pealing eggs, and talking about their lives. The gratitude I witnessed in their eyes was unbelievable, it made my heart sink. A simple gesture like making a meal really goes a long way. Today that meal truly impacted my clients lives. The fact is even though my clients enjoyed the meal and experienced some extra attention for the night. I am the one who is feeling the warmth. For those short moments the clients aren’t homeless anymore. They’re not alone and hurting, no they are loved! In those moments I am extremely grateful to be brought into their world if only for a few hours. This week take the time to remember all you have. Focus on gratitude instead of what you don’t have. God has given me more then I ever could have imagined and I will be choosing to let my thoughts dwell on that this Thanksgiving.

1 Timothy 2:1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people.


11 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. Isn’t it terrific how we are the ones blessed when we set out to “be” a blessing to others? I remember when I asked the Lord to make me aware of His blessings, and His response was to tell me that I could ask to BE a blessing, as well as watching for the blessings He sends daily. Such a loving Heavenly Father we serve! Thank you for this post.

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