The best life we can live is a thankful life. Thanksgiving is ONE week from today.
The second lesson in Thanksgiving is that
Thanksgiving helps our relationships be positive.
Philemon 1:4 reads
“I always thank my God when I mention you in my prayers.”
Over the next several verses, Paul recalls what he likes most about Philemon. He begins to look for the best in Philemon and his relationship with Philemon is focused on the positive things he likes about him.
I love the story our friend Carl Worthington tells of encouraging someone at work by finding positive things to say and specific ways that he encouraged that person. There is a lot of toxicity in the world today and in work and home environments. People just seem to be more irritable and agitated.
2020 has been a challenging year for many.
By intentionally being thankful for others and recalling the things you love most about them, it helps us keep relationships focused more on the positive and being encouraging.
Try it today.