Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Happy Thanks-living by Syndi Powell
Last month, a friend of mine made a comment that this month she was going to celebrate Thanks-living. For her, that meant sharing something that she was thankful for every day in November. She said she would post her daily thanks on Facebook as status updates and encouraged some of us to do the same.
Years ago, I kept a gratitude journal where I would list three things that I appreciated for that day. Surely sharing one thing a day for every day in November couldn't be that hard, right? I have many blessings in my life, so I started with members of my family. My husband, stepson, parents, sisters, and their families were all included. Some days it's been about being thankful for what I have: my health, food in my cupboards when so many go to bed hungry, my job, my talents and gifts.
I don't know if my Thanks-living has inspired anyone else like my friend's encouragement did with me, but it has opened my eyes to see what blessings I have in my life. I've worried less about what is going to happen and focused on today. I'm learning to live a life of thanks.
What are you thankful for today?