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 →

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 →

4 ways to get everything you ever wanted

The Halloween decorations have been stored away. I am finding empty candy wrappers on the floor...evidence of trick-or-treating overboard.  And we know what season follows Halloween? Not Christmas, like advertisers would like us to believe. It's the season of gratitude...November. 4 Ways to Get Everything You Ever Wanted:  Want Less. The grass is greener...resist the... Continue Reading →

Just Gratitude

Thirty Things: 30 Days of Gratitude | If you missed the FREE gratitude checklist and quote, you can download it here. It's not too late to play along!

Just Gratitude

If you missed the FREE gratitude checklist and quote, you can download it here. It's not too late to play along! * * * * *   Be a Small Seed | Operation Christmas Child at Samaritan's Purse is November 17-24! The mission of OCC is "...to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to... Continue Reading →

Practicing Intentional Gratitude is Important

November... It's the calm before the rushed craziness of December. It's a time for family and friends. It's a time to openly give thanks for all we have...even if we have financial problems, health issues, are struggling emotionally, whatever, there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. Human beings are funny. We tend to think... Continue Reading →

30 Things | Gratitude Craft Idea

About five years ago we started a November tradition of intentional gratitude. To make it more fun for the girls, I try to come up with a craft idea to display our gratitude list every year. The first year we made a turkey "stuffed" with blessings. Year two was a thankful tree. Year three was... Continue Reading →

30 Days of Gratitude | 30 Things

I know everyone is still in Halloween-mode, but I am excited about next month! All November, a full thirty day, I am talking about gratitude. Why thirty days of gratitude? Did you know showing gratitude for the little things you have will make you a happier person? Who could use more happy? I know I... Continue Reading →

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