quick to listen

turkey day

This is a week of mixed feelings for me.  Our Family gathers to celebrate Thanksgiving.

The joy of seeing family and the pain of seeing family makes Thanksgiving a very hard holiday for me.

I was reminded of the words of James (brother of Jesus).

1:18 – By his own wish he made us his own through the Word of truth that we might be part of his new creation.

1:19 – In view of what he has made us then, dear brothers, let every man be quick to listen but slow to use his tongue, and slow to lose his temper.

I will be a listener this week and seek to serve and connect with my family.  I will seek to be genuinely interested in my extended family.

In the past my mistake was longing for them to be interested in me and my life.  I have been disappointed each year because I went with the wrong expectations.

I will be different this year.

I have a good feeling this year will be a Happy Thanksgiving.