"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6.
I'm not sure if you're like me and focus too much inward and start worrying and fretting - making much ado about nothing, often. I was doing that the other day. This weekend is Thanksgiving, for us Canucks and, I ended going to two family dinners. I was "ho-hum" about the whole thing until I went, and thoroughly enjoyed myself at both. The first was at my brother's place and I brought along the boy that lives across the road from me, Daniel, so there were 5 kids - definitely a recipe for a good time. My stepdad brought his new friend, Margaret, and she was lovely. The two of them played with the kids the entire time, and the house was full of laughter. I couldn't have envisioned a better Thanksgiving. Today I went to my Aunt Kelly's and spent time with my cousins and grandma and aunt and uncle. More laughter and a very relaxed atmosphere. I feel very full. In my soul - you know that feeling? All this family close by, I definitely feel loved. And I am SO thankful.