Because some days you feel like no one cares.

Some days you feel God’s not even there.

Every day is worse than the day before.

You can’t stand what you see when you walk in the door.

Each thought you think is negative.

Dreams you dream are dark instead of brave.

And Thanksgiving comes.

You want to be thankful but you can’t.

But somewhere down in that darkness

Somewhere deep inside there’s a desire

A longing….an ache of great proportion

To be included in the festivities.

Because some days you feel exactly like Madame Blueberry:

Thanksgiving is not just one day in the year.

It is not taking 30 days to say thanks and leaving out the other 335 days.

Thanksgiving is what we need to do every single day.

For everything.

Even when we just know there is nothing to be thankful for. 

Create in yourself what I call “Polyanna Syndrome”. *Polyanna always found something nice, something happy, to say about everything in every situation. Try to do the same. Finding something, even if it is only one thing, each day to be thankful for creates in us a happier person. It lifts our spirit even if it is just for that one minute.

Make it a point today to begin a life of  THANKSLIVING. Get a journal or just piece of scrap paper and write down one thing today what you are thankful for. You don’t even have to list why…maybe that comes later. And tomorrow, two things. The next day, three. And so on. Until next Thanksgiving you have 365 (or more) happy thanksgiving’s to celebrate. 


Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;  and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  
Philippians 4:6 & 7


For those of you who do not know me personally, I am taking college courses to earn my B.A. in English. There are times, such as now, that I am swamped with tests and essays so please bear with me as my posts from now until mid-December may be a bit sporadic.  If you think of me, please pray for me as I work through the stress of it all.  Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Each of you are a blessing to me and I pray God will richly bless you in all things.  ~Marcie

*Pollyanna is a best-selling 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter that is now considered a classic of children’s literature 

© Heart Thoughts, Marcie Bridges, 2013


  1. I love this Marcie. These are my thoughts exactly. I have similar thoughts about Christmas. The commercialization kills me! I also like the paragraph you included at the very end about your studies. Excellent, young lady! I also noticed the larger font…you go girl!! You're amazing 🙂


  2. Hi Marcie! Thank you for your visit to my blog, I hadn't seen you in a long time. I thought maybe you had taken a break? But you are in classes, so I can understand how stressed you must feel.

    I hope that you will be thankful for your schooling, because it's such a precious gift. I pray that you will do well in your studies, and really feel like it's a positive thing. It is! I know that God will bless you for all your efforts.

    Blessings to you and yours for a wonderful, peaceful Thanksgiving holiday.


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