Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Be Encouraged - Gratitude


I often forget to be thankful, but with the day of thankfulness coming up, I try to stay on point.  I love the tradition of going around the table and saying what you are thankful for, especially when people go the unconventional route and really dig deep about what they appreciate most.  I want to do that for you now, and encourage you to do it as well. 

Get past the general, and burrow into the deep personal things you are grateful for.  Do not limit your minds wandering... search every corner of your brain.  Sometimes the things I am most thankful for seem subconscious. 

I also encourage you to write thank you cards for thanksgiving.  Sounds random, but just thank people for being them and living life with you.  Wouldn't you love to receive that?  I know I would! I will be doing that this year for those I cannot be with that I never thank for being who they are and for being someone I love and admire. 

Be unconventional.

I am thankful for:

The stillness of the morning that brings a sense of calm
The ability to feel the Holy Spirit's Presence
The feeling right before you fall asleep of total relaxation
The beating heart inside of me
Freedom to read and write as I please
The education I was given to make me self sufficient
The blessing of a man who loves me deeply
Receiving snail mail

Make your own unconventional list. 
Leave it for me below! 

Let it encourage your spirit today.

3 comments:

  1. great list of thanks!
    hooray for snail mail!

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  2. I'm thankful for my kids who are amazing students.

    I'm thankful for my husband who works hard on our fixer-uper house on his days off.

    I'm thankful for friends who live overseas that take time out of their stateside travels to visit me for five whole days.

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  3. Thank you ladies for these comments! They warm my heart like you would not believe!

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