Yesterday I talked a little about how important our communications are, especially the words we choose to use, and how this fits in perfectly as we celebrate Thanksgiving. We are giving thanks, or being grateful, for our blessings, and our thoughts turn to God in appreciation for what we have.
As we think of the things we have and appreciate them, our hearts become softened for we are no longer being so selfish about our belongings.
And as we extend those thoughts to more than just what we own and appreciate people around us, the freedoms to do as we choose to do, the talents God has given us that we can practice and expand upon, as well as the good things in life that have helped us make good decisions and receive the naturally-following good consequences of those decisions, our hearts become enlarged even more and we begin to see and truly appreciate God’s hand in our lives as well as the lives of those around us.
As we give substance to all these things, we become more God-like (which is usually referred to as more Christ-like). Then we find that our communication with, to, and about others becomes more substantial and meaningful. We find ourselves watching and picking the right words to use, then graduating on to improved language skills as we interact with others, refining our abilities and sensibilities and drop all signs of course or even inappropriate words and phrases.
As we give thanks to our Father in Heaven and increase our communications, we’ll find that our relationships are strengthened, our self-esteem improved, and our confidence waxes stronger and stronger as our relationship with God and Christ improve.
And we’ll say, “Ah, life is good!” 🙂