As we wrap up our look at forgiveness this month and look forward to November, let’s take a look at what November holds.
November starts with Veteran’s Day on the 11th. Each year I like to take time to remember those who have served the USA in the armed forces. My grandfather was a veteran, and I always love seeing the photo we have of him in his uniform before he deployed. Whether you agree with the concept of war or not, these men and women have agreed to go into battle for each of us, to put their lives on the line and give freely of themselves. For them I am thankful.
Speaking of being thankful, we celebrate Thanksgiving on the 24th. Here in America we’re blessed with one day each year to focus on being thankful for who we are, where we are and who we have in our lives. Despite the challenges of the recent years I’m always amazed at how many things I can still come up with to be thankful for. There is always something to be thankful for and I appreciate having a day where we can be thankful together.
Do we forget the veterans during our busy days or forget to be thankful throughout the day? Yes, often we do, so it’s important as we wrap up our talks about forgiveness to ask for our faithful Veteran’s forgiveness for forgetting them and forgive ourselves for not being thankful enough. Fortunately, each day is a new opportunity to remember the Veterans and other service members still fighting or protecting and to be thankful.
This week, and this month, make sure you thank a Veteran and find something to be thankful for each day.