Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Grace Tip #6: Being Thankful

Is anyone else amazed at how fast this year has gone? Maybe it was that last year had so many changes + times of waiting that it seemed slower. But I just can't believe its almost 2016.  Next week, I'll be sharing some of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions + recipes! But this week I want to talk about Thankfulness + what's going on in our world. My community group leader reminded us last night that many times we struggle answering "what are you thankful for this year?" because we don't often think about what we are actually thankful for. Being thankful has become a chore and not a natural habit. 

We are in the middle of the thanksgiving season, heading hard + fast towards Christmas, a season often overshadowed by "gimme, gimme, gimme." So how do we handle these two seasons together? How do we sit in our warm homes + make lots of yummy food, making Christmas lists, while there is so much heartache going on in the world? I don't know the best answer, but I'll be posting a blog full of companies and organizations that center on helping those less fortunate. 

I'm not sitting here telling you not to have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal or to not create a Christmas wish list, but to just encourage you to be more aware this season of the goodness you already have + appreciate the time you have with friends + family. 

There are so many ways to give back during this time of the year + I'm excited to share those with you next week! 

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