The optimist already sees the scar over the wound; the pessimist still sees the wound beneath the scar. This Thanksgiving Week is a good time to reflect
on all the blessings the Lord has given to each of us;  not the least of which is the life of Christ. No matter how painful life is for you, you have not suffered like Christ. When
you think about your own, very real pain, just remember the pain the Lord took
with Him when He went to the cross. It is easy to forget the significance of
His love when we have not experienced what He did, but the immeasurable pain He
experienced means that He did not forget us.