The Daily Prompt – No. 175

What is your favorite holiday? Why is it your favorite?

My favorite used to be Christmas. Growing up I would always enjoy all the gifts that I received. Even though we were celebrating the birth of the Lord Jesus, it felt like it was my birthday. I normally had off from school, and I could spend time being coddled by my parents on that blessed day.

As I became older, however, things changed. I became more responsible for my own welfare. I started going to class at college, working for myself, and developing a closer spiritual relationship with God.

Also, I experienced losses throughout those years. Some were the results of my own decisions. Others, I had no part of the cause.

“in every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5‬:‭18‬ ‭AMP‬‬

For things that didn’t happen to cause a loss, I became thankful. For the good that happened in my life, I became thankful. I learned that being thankful is an essential part of being a Christian.

So, now, back to the prompt. Thanksgiving is now my favorite holiday. I get to rejoice and give thanks for all the good that God has done. Once I got out of my selfish mindset, being aware of others and how I can help them, my mindset flipped. I became aware that God is good to me and I can be good to others.

And I am thankful for that revelation.


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