I think we should move thanksgiving up a notch this year – from being thankful to being delighted. Delight means to take pleasure in, appreciate, relish, enjoy, savor, and bask in. Doesn’t that sound like a lot more fun than just being thankful? It is!
Puppies and small children are the best at being intrigued by everything they see. Delight just seems to come naturally to them! But those of us who’ve lived awhile may have to rediscover that art. How?
Mostly by paying attention, just noticing, not so quickly moving past the truly wonderful all around us. And if we are going to delight ourselves in the Lord as the psalmist writes, then we should give the most attention to the things God has made, done, and said.
So, here’s the list of things I am going to take time to notice, particularly in this season of thanks:
- God’s Word
- His involvement in my life
I plan to pay attention, then stop to thank the One who looks for special ways to delight me. You’re invited to join in the fun, too!
“The things we love tell us what we are.” – Thomas Aquinas