My brother and I were joking the other day about our forgetfulness as we advance in life (another way of saying we are getting older).
I have walked into a room to pick something up, only to forget the needed item when I got there. It can be frustrating or funny at that moment; I get to choose. The choice determines if my blood pressure stays cool or revs up.
Forgetfulness is part of life. Our brains may store every memory somewhere in there, but to retrieve a particular memory is not always easy.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year when we can work our memories to recall the many, many, many blessings we have received from God. Psalm 103:2 provides a triple negative command: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits (literally: Bless the Lord, O my soul; and never, never, never forget His blessings).
Why would King David write a triple negative? I suspect he knew human tendency: to forget the blessings and to accentuate the burdens. How true in many lives, sadly.
I have been asking God for a special favor: The older I get, I want my life to grow into more praising and less whining. Today is a great day to start. Would you join me in the journey, my friend?
Thanksgiving blessings on you and yours 😊