My oldest son, Joseph, is on the autism spectrum. We spend quite a large amount of time working on "kind words", "appropriate greetings", and "nice voices". It is often an exhausting process, but necessary and rewarding for all of us. I think people this year need to be trained and taught about appropriate greetings. Quite often during this time of year.....people lose their mind. They act CRAZY and are rude, selfish and hateful. Ironic that it happens during the time of year that we are supposed to be practicing gratitude, love and peace on earth, goodwill to men. Today I would like to challenge us all to practice what the Word says. Ephesians 5:18-20 tells us, "...be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."
So, if you are a "Black Friday" shopper this is a GREAT opportunity to practice this verse. As you have to cook a meal for more people than you usually serve...practice this verse. Sending out a list of Christmas cards as long as your arm....practice this verse. Another company party or neighborhood get-together....practice THIS verse.
Be blessed today as you actively display your gratitude and continue to practice appropriate greetings.