Holiday Blessings

Today marks the end of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in the United States. In a world that has experienced the challenges of a pandemic this year, words like thankful, grateful, and blessed may seen foreign. Holidays are filled with traditions and expectations, but no one year tells the story of a holiday celebration.

Similarly, no one year tells the story of a person’s life. Write a book and you will realize that some people have been in your life for many chapters, while others were only present for a few pages. Your life is greater than any one chapter, whether blessed with abundance or filled with sorrow. Thanksgiving is greater than the meal of any one day. I hope you had a safe and wonderful time these last few days, and found reasons to be grateful this year and across the years. For those who expected more from 2020, remember the blessings of the past and reach with hope towards the future. The very existence of a future is the greatest blessing of all.

By Christina M. H. Powell PhD

Dr. Christina M. H. Powell, PhD works in the pharmaceutical industry and is also an ordained Assemblies of God minister and public speaker. She trained as a biomedical research scientist at Harvard Medical School, Harvard University and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry is from Penn State University.