Let us give thanks…everyday

Back in 2010 a book came out called "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. Maybe you read it too? It was a life changing book, and I don't say that lightly. “I want to see beauty. In the ugly, in the sink, in the suffering, in the daily, in all the days before I die,... Continue Reading →

Gratitude on Display

One thing we do in November is put our gratitude on display. Practicing gratitude trains us to be in the moment, to slow down when life gets crazy, look around and realize life is pretty awesome. It won't take away our troubles but, the deliberate act of practicing gratitude at the end of the day... Continue Reading →

Counting your blessings

Sometimes it's easier to focus on the negative. This world is sort of built for the negative. It's not what you have, but what you should have. That kind of mentality is all around us. Sometimes it's easier to dwell on the ones who have wronged us rather than the ones who bring joy into... Continue Reading →

Give thanks in the everyday

We are practicing gratitude with our 30 Things around here. Because every little thing is a gift. It is a reason to give thanks. I am working my way to 1,000 things…because we all need more thankfulness, recognize His gift, big and small, in our life. Taking account of the little, everyday things in our... Continue Reading →

Thank goodness for dogs | Intentional Gratitude

Two years ago, around this time, two dogs came to live in our house. We were shocked by the sudden lost of my hubby's dear friend, Ed. We were even more shocked by his will. He left his dogs to us. We had lost our beloved beagle just a few months earlier. The last thing... Continue Reading →

3 Gifts of Verse

Continuing our month of giving thanks intentionally... November 10: 3 thing read in the Bible 1 Corinthians 10:30-31 30 If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks? 31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. I turn on the Today... Continue Reading →

Giving Thanks Intentionally

About four years ago we started a November tradition of giving thanks intentionally. To make it more fun for the girls, I try to come up with a different way to display our thankful list. The first year we made a turkey "stuffed" with blessings. Year two was a thankful tree. Year three was a... Continue Reading →

A Month of Giving Thanks

Scientific research shows that giving thanks for just 3 things a day makes you 25% happier. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It's the calm before the rushed craziness of December. It's a time of family and friends. It's a time to openly give thanks for all we have...even if you are struggling financially, have health... Continue Reading →

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