Happy Father’s Day.

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there.

Fathers, you matter.
You are needed.
Your wife and children need you.
Your love matters.
Your role matters.
Your responsibilities are many but vital.
Your contributions are important.
Your sacrifices are significant.
Your struggles are not in vain.
Be the father you should be. It’s worth it.
Don’t let the world tell you otherwise.

May God the Father bless you, strengthen you, give you and your families what you need.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

What are you thankful for?

I know it may be a busy day today, full of activity or worry or a change of plans or unexpected problems but remember what today is all about, focus on the part about being thankful, what you’re grateful for, what this day is meant to be all about and not what it has become for many – a chore, hassle, problems, drama, arguments, tension, awkward silence, reluctant meetings, obligatory family or relatives gathering, or some other negative type of perspective or view of this holiday.

Keep in mind all the good things about Thanksgiving. Try to make the best of whatever happens today. Try to make someone smile, make them glad they saw you and talked to you. Try, just don’t do less than that. Be that person who at least tried to celebrate Thanksgiving the way it’s meant to be.

Today is a holiday, a day for being together, a day for saying what you’re thankful for, a day for smiles and stories, a day of rest from days of work, a day that should stand out in some obvious way, an enjoyable day, one to remember, not to regret and wish to forget.

Again, happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it on this day, and those who live where it’s not, you can still make today a day of remembering what to be thankful for and celebrate it in your way. Enjoy.

Do you have no one to talk to or message or communicate with today? Comment here, ask something, say something, about being thankful or about Thanksgiving or about whatever’s on your mind. You’re not alone here, make something of today that you’ll remember, make use of the available ways of communication, fight your reluctance and hesitation, fight your fears, you’re not powerless. Today can be a good day; do you believe it?

God bless you.

“Thanksgiving Came and Went” written by me.

Written by me.

“Thanksgiving Came and Went”

Thanksgiving has come and gone
And what have we on it done?
It came and passed so quickly
And what have we done with it?

To some it’s just another day,
To others it’s really a holiday,
To some it’s a waste of time and money,
To others it’s time and money well spent.

Thanksgiving came and went
But how many of us really spent
The day giving thanks, really giving thanks
And not doing everything else more.

Do we thank too little
And complain too much?
What are we thankful for?
Do we just want more and more?

Do we take too much for granted?
Do we think we deserve the best?
Do we feel empty inside trying to hide
That feeling by pretending we’re okay?

Some just want Thanksgiving to be over,
That it’ll end as quickly as it began?
Do we have so little to be thankful for?
Do we only think of thankfulness on Thanksgiving?

If we have something to eat,
If we have somewhere to sleep,
If we have something to wear,
Let us be grateful, let us be thankful.

We don’t need the best things
To have a reason to be thankful,
Whether we have a little or a lot,
For every thing we should be thankful.

Ungratefulness is not a virtue,
It’s nothing good, it’s a problem to deal with.
A thankless heart is cold and unhappy
But a thankful heart is warm and happy.

Thank God for all the good He has done;
Thank the Lord for all that He has given;
Thank the Lord, all who are far and near,
He has given, He has blessed, He’s to be praised.

Any day can be used for thanking,
Whether it’s thanking God
Or thanking a friend or stranger,
Just don’t forget to be thankful.

Little acts of kindness,
Sincere words of thanks,
Just by that the world will seem
To be better, brighter, friendlier.

Thanksgiving passed and here we are
Back to the routine, back to the usual,
But we don’t have to forget to be thankful;
We can all be more thankful, I believe.

What are you thankful for?
What are you grateful for?
There can’t be nothing,
There’s surely something.

Maybe you think it a little thing to thank anyone,
Maybe you don’t see Providence, that is, God, at work
But believe it, God was and is and will be,
Remember all that happened to you until now.

Don’t let days pass without remembering
To thank people for the good they do for you,
To thank God that you’re alive,
Thank God for all that you have.

Thanksgiving has come and gone
And we will move on to Christmas
But let us not forget to be thankful
Today, tomorrow, or any other day.
. . .
Glory to God Alone.

“Thanksgiving 1” by Battle, Adventure, Beauty (LMMS instrumental/ electronic LMMS track)

“Thanksgiving 1” by Battle, Adventure, Beauty.
Simple electronic/instrumental LMMS track