Today, I am thankful for a mother and father-in-law that carry on the same tradition of getting people together for warm meals and having discussions around the table. As seen on the news, people's political stances are so divided, it seems as though assumption, miscommunication, and anger is taking the reins and running rampant. So on the night we gathered for dinner, just two days before the mid-term elections, it was extremely refreshing to hear my father-in-law share this letter he received from a high school classmate he had reconnected with after sixty-two years. As he read the letter out loud, his friend's words touched our hearts. I asked him for permission to post this letter and share because . . . well, it's refreshing.
It's refreshing to hear the words of an eighty year old man looking for ways to bless others year round, and delighting in the joy it brings to strangers, and it reminds me of this scripture that a friend sent me just this week.
2 Corinthians 9:11-12 New International Version (NIV)
You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.
Here is the letter.
Happy Thanksgiving and have fun, experience joy and be blessed!