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Is Thanksgiving Celebrated In Britain?

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Two short humorous Thanksgiving stories for you:

Thanksgiving day was approaching and the family had received a Thanksgiving card with a painting of a Pilgrim family on their way to church. Grandma showed the card to her small grandchildren, observing:

“The Pilgrim children liked to go to church with their mothers and fathers.” “Oh yeah?” her young grandson replied, “so why is their dad carrying that rifle?”

On a radio interview, an American and a British journalist were discussing Thanksgiving. The American asked if they celebrated Thanksgiving in the UK. “Yes,” the Britain replied, “but we celebrate it on the 6th of September.” “Why then?” “That’s when they left.”

That reminds me of the saying, “Some people brighten the room whenever they enter, others whenever they leave.” So which are you?

We should live our lives in such a way that others are blessed by our very presence. I think that’s part of what Jesus intended when he said:

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.” (Matt. 5:13)

One of the qualities of salt is that it enhances the flavor of what you’re eating. If it’s not there, it’s missed! May God help us to live our lives so that the same thing could be said of our relationship with other people.

Source: Alan Smith, Thought for the Day

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