Today I pause and give thanks for the many blessings in my life, including plentiful food and warm dry shelter. Today Lynda and I will help dish up Thanksgiving meals at the Evansville Christian Life Center, where volunteers have been busy cooking for the last week or so. That has been our Thanksgiving Day tradition for the past six years., and it is one that helps me focus on the true spirit of the holiday as I see it.
These meals will be delivered to anyone who requests them. As of Tuesday, a little over 2300 meals had been requested, which is down from the 3000 or so that were delivered last year. I’d like to think that means people in our community are doing better than they were a year ago, but I know that isn’t the case. In reality, more local organizations have joined in serving Thanksgiving meals and food baskets, which is a good thing. What would be even better is if everyone had plenty of food and the other basic creature comforts, and there was no need for such a community outreach.
Tomorrow we will enjoy our Thanksgiving dinner that features locally grown foods, including many we have grown ourselves. And once again I will pause and give thanks, because I believe every day should be a thanks-giving day.
Wishing all of you all of the really good things in life, in abundance!