The Promise of Joy

Treena Meyers

Right before Thanksgiving I was speaking to a group of students on thankfulness and how to live a life that in gratitude to God for all He has done for us. I admitted to the students that I was amazed at how many people on social media jumped on the bandwagon to post “30 Days of Thankfulness” declarations on what they were thankful for during the month of November. My amazement came not from the fact that people jumped on the bandwagon to be thankful, but amazed at how quickly people forget the other 335 days of the year. It was as if so many had nothing to be thankful for the rest of the year. The students laughed. One student even said that he was saving up all his thankfulness for November so he could be SUPER THANKFUL. I am not quite sure I understand that, but I went…

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