Life gets busy. My own experience tells me how easily I allow so-called ‘important’ things creep into my life and steal my time. Today is Thanksgiving Day, our national celebration of family, friendship and togetherness (not to mention after-dinner naps).
Well, it can be easy to forget to be thankful on many days, even those honoring virtues such as gratitude! So, when I awoke this morning, I decided to write down a simple list of ten things for which I’m most thankful, a sort start to my own One-Thousand Gifts. Each day this weekend, I’m going to make it a requirement that everyone in my house writes down three things they are thankful for before bedtime.
My “Thankful” List
10. A job that provides
9. A body that hasn’t given up on me
8. A transformational Church
7. The changing Seasons
6. The inspirational nature of books
5. The healing power of food
4. A creative daughter
3. An “always-something-in-the-works” son
2. A loving, dedicated wife
1. A forgiving God and His unstoppable Gospel
So, what would your list look like? Regardless if you decide to make your own list or not, make it a top priority to express your gratitude to those in your life. Consider it time well spent.
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