November 25

Written by Bill Grandi on November 25th, 2019

My title for this devotion is Thanksgiving vs Thanksliving.

If I have said it once I have said it a thousand times.

If you have heard it once chances are good you have heard it a thousand times.

Thanksgiving  is 24/7/365. Thankfulness should not be pigeon-holed to one time out of a year, stuck between Halloween and Christmas. The perfect patsy. The consummate buffer between candy and gifts.  It gives us time to recover from so much candy and get ready for the gift-buying/wrapping/giving process.

Needless to say thanksgiving is not enough. Just saying thanks, even if it is every day of the year and not once a year, is still not enough. It is better…but not enough.

Our lives need to lived in such a way that we are testimonies to His goodness and grace.  Our lives are a living-gratitude-monitor, one that expresses gratitude by the very way we live. So this Thanksgiving, while you are expressing your gratitude in words, remember to express it in living for His glory.  24/7/365.

“Father, may my life be a living testimony to You. May my gratitude be more than words expressed, but also be a life lived well for You.”


Jo, Tami and I left very early this morning for Ohio. We plan to visit with her sister, take her out of the nursing home for a meal, take care of some things, then head to Columbus to see our grandson, his parents and to spend the night. We will be back home in Indiana (Lord willing) on Wednesday afternoon. I will not be taking my computer and will not be posting on the “Shadow” blog until maybe Thursday. Have a great Thanksgiving and remember to be thankful.


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S. says:

    I love the differentiation… and I am sure I have heard it before. Thanksliving vs Thanksgiving.

    Have a safe trip, enjoy the time with family.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Thanks Ryan. Praying for you and Amanda and the young uns (who are no longer young) to have a meaningful Thanksgiving even though it will be hectic and different.

  2. Living with a gratitude attitude always, Bill. Safe travels, and Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Bill, to you and your family!

  4. floyd says:

    Agreed. Being thankful is being wise enough to know the heart of our Father. It’s just good manners to be thankful for what we’re dependent on… and we’re dependent on everything.

    Happy Thanksgiving! Safe travels and enjoy your family!