In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
I Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV
Yesterday many of us went to parades or picnics on our day off. Maybe we slowed down just enough to recall those who gave their lives for what our flag stands for.
As Americans we love to think of ourselves as independent and free. But it is so easy to fall into selfishness complaining and wishing we had more of what our neighbors have. God waits for thankfulness.
Before rushing off to Dunkin Donuts for coffee and while our hand is reaching for the car keys why not use the moment to find one thing for which we can give thanks? It may not change the headlines but it will change heart.