Thanksgiving is a time to reflect back on our lives and be thankful for the things that God has done to allow us to be here today. Some things that have happened are not things that we would have chosen for ourselves. Others, are wonderful things that are beyond anything we ever believed could have happened to us. Most things are somewhere in the middle that we take for granted, and often ignore. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “in Everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” As hard as it may be for us to understand we would not be who we are today, were it not for the things that we have undergone in our past, all the people, places, and things we have undergone is what makes us special today. I want to thank God for all those things, and learn to trust Him for those things that are to come, knowing that His desire is to make me more like Christ.