Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

By Marilyn Miller, M.Ed. Executive Director Da’Cipher 360°

 

 

 

Do you remember being taught to cross the street when you were growing up? You were told to look both ways, back and forth, for oncoming traffic, because the issue was safety. How about someone teaching you manners? “I’m sorry, thank you, and excuse me,” are words that help smooth the rough spots in life and defuse conflict. You were taught manners to help you get along with others.When you started school your teacher taught you to pay attention to the lesson and study your notes for tests so that you’ll do well on them.Guidance and instruction, like this, may come from parents, other family members or teachers and friends. Where ever it comes from, we should always be thankful for the positive, life altering information and care that we receive. {{more}}Nobody makes it through life on their own. We all get help from others at different times and in different forms. There is one source that we often overlook. That is God. He is the gift giver that we should never forget.Sometimes, when things go in our favor, it is attributed to luck, when the credit should go to God. That is, indeed, a time to thank him. He should not be taken for granted. His gifts should be paid forward. That just means help someone that you don’t necessarily expect to help you. We should not help others just to get something back from them, unless it is agreed upon up front.It is a good idea to look for good in everyone. By doing so, YOU help make the world a better place for everyone. Thank God for all the good in them that you see.SPREAD THANKSNovember is a month of thanksgiving. How will you express it as you are living? Will you show kindness as you go? Lift a heavy heart of someone you know,Or invoke a smile on a friend’s face. Pray for someone running life’s race. Encouragement doesn’t have to cost money, Kind words and a hug are sweeter than honey.Share your thankfulness with others,Realize that we are all sisters and brothers.Spread thankfulness to loved ones and friends.Express goodwill from here to where the earth ends.~ Marilyn Miller~We are inviting young people from the 6th to 12th grade who would like to be mentored. We also invite men and women to serve as mentors to the young men and young ladies. If you are interested, please contact us at 800-579-7813 for an application to be a mentor or mentee.