One of the requirements of looking through a telescope is that you look with one eye, while keeping the other eye closed. It is one of the few times that our vision is truly focused. As we look at our work station we are able to see lots of things that require our attention. Not until we pick an item up and start to focus our attention on it, do we see any progress. The same is true with our home life. We need to prepare meals, clean, do laundry, and repair that item that has been broken for weeks. There are times when we are so overwhelmed with all we have to do, we just sit down and choose to do nothing.
On the fourth Thursday of this month we have the opportunity to offer thanks for all of the blessings in our lives. This act of offering thanks does not require a huge meal, and an overdose of family. While we enjoy all of those things, the original purpose is to offer thanks in a focused way to the Creator for each of those blessings. So before you raise your fork, remember to bow your head.