Thursday, November 26, 2009
Thanksgiving in the southern hemisphere
So it's not really Thanksgiving here officially, but you can always be thankful whether it's an official holiday or not. My housemates and I were keen to do a big Thanksgiving dinner, and then we whittled that down to a small summer Thanksgiving, and finally we decided today that we'll just throw our "Thanksgiving" dinner whenever it's convenient, which is not today.
I think I'm going to pass on the classic list of what I'm grateful for, but rest assured that it centers mainly on the wonderful amazing people in my life and the blessing of being a child of God :).
I'm just going to share a short life lesson that really hit home this week. I've been focusing a great deal on what I don't have and what I want rather than on what I do have and what I need. I think that our default is the former even though it should really be on the latter. It's time to change the default setting, and what better time to do that than Thanksgiving?