I have these random memories. My family laugh at what I can remember from 45 years ago, but not 3 weeks ago. One such hit me today as I recalled hearing for the first time from a friend at summer camp, “Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover.” Warms your heart this Thanksgiving Day, doesn’t it?
As I reflect on that ‘classic’ I suppose the point is there are multiple ‘easy’ ways to do so: “Just slip out the back, Jack. Making new plans, Stan. You don’t need any coy, Roy…” Good grief…gotta love what drives the many genres of American music. Thanks, Paul Simon.
As I was spending quiet time with the Lord early this Thanksgiving Day, I just felt led to list 50 things to thank God for. You know, the act of true thanksgiving is an oft ignored spiritual discipline in the life of many believers. It’s so good for the soul, though. I enjoy reflection and this was a reflective moment. There were things from those 45 years ago to things in the very present. God is so good. It’s truly endless how much we have to thank Him for.
Why don’t you take a few minutes to list your 50? Be careful of only focusing on those easily deemed ‘good’ things, but include the trials and challenges life has brought you. Remember, “In everything give thanks.” It will enrich your soul and please your Father.