Giving thanks

With Thanksgiving in the middle of our school week, it feels like a while since we've really been together. Yet choosing to spend this six months at MLSSM is not solely about spending time with the other students and sitting in a classroom - it's about getting to know our community at Lighthouse and Mammoth, and investing into each of our unique communities.
'Give thanks for the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.' The whole of Psalm 136 talks about giving thanks because His love endures forever. Although we are purposeful about thankfulness around the time of Thanksgiving, it's a good question to think about our level of gratitude year-round. Are we thankful in all things? Are we thankful all the time, independent of our circumstances?
We've had some miracles in our circumstances at school and God has blessed us. However, there are some things we are still waiting for that breakthrough. But are we still thankful despite what is happening?
Things don't always work out the way we want them to - instead, those circumstances present an opportunity for us to say, OK God, what are you doing? It might be post-Thanksgiving now, but what are you thankful for this week?