“Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness. And for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.” (Psalm 107:8-9)
In my “Thanksgiving” file folder, I have various illustrations that I’ve collected down through the years. In lieu of me writing anything original or profound today, I thought I’d just share a couple of my favorites. Enjoy.
A man joined a monastery in which by rule you could only speak two words every five years. After he had been there five years, the overseers called him in and allowed him to speak his two words. The man said, “Cold room.” Another five years passed and they called him in again. This time he said, “Hard bed.” Then another five years passed and they called him in again. This time he said, “Bad food.” Five years later he got another chance. This time he said, “I quit.” At that point the head overseer looked at him and said, “Well, you might as well quit. You’ve done nothing but complain since you got here.”
A father in Phoenix called his son in New York the day before Thanksgiving and said, “I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing. We’ve both been miserable for 45 years and that’s enough. We’re done.” The son panicked and said, “Dad, you two can’t do this!” The father replied, “Yes, we can. We’re sick of each other, and I’m sick of even having to talk about it. So you call your sister in Chicago and tell her. Good-bye.” Frantically the son called his sister and dropped the bombshell. She told him, “No way are they getting divorced! I’ll take care of this. You just hold tight.” Then she called the father and said, “You two are not getting divorced. I’m calling my brother back, and we’ll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don’t do ANYTHING. Do you hear me? Don’t do ANYTHING! Bye.” The father hung up the phone, turned to his wife, and said, “Okay, you can start cooking. They’re both coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own way.”
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY!!!