ss_blog_claim=80281e8a6739f8d9e9a2abcd6c0ea72d

Monday, November 17, 2008

Gratitude


The words will not flow. They remain a garbled mess in my head that just don't seem right (write) no matter how I shape them. So I will simply say Be Thankful. In the midst of this holiday season don't get caught up with consumerism. Enjoy your family and friends and be grateful for the things you have. It is easy to get caught up in the frenetic energy of the holidays and spend too much, eat too much and live in regret for the early part of the new year. I suggest that the theme the Holidays 2008 be gratitude.

I am thankful for my family and friends. You bring a smile to my face with the little things. Your words, your smile and your generosity. Please keep the spirit of gratitude in everything you do this holiday season. I believe gratitude is contagious and I hope that you feel the same way too.

Feel free to join the conversation about gratitude this evening during the Twitter Girls Night Out (there are door prizes too). In keeping with the theme, several auctions are being held today and the proceeds will help feed families on Thanksgiving. You can also make a donation by clicking the button.




18 comments:

Craigjc said...

I love this blog.

Do come visit some time.
http://popwife.blogspot.com/

Becky said...

Wonderful post! Thanks for the reminder. I'll have to come back here and read this many times this holiday season!

Sheliza said...

Very well said lady! I 100% agree and I live my life being grateful EVERYDAY. No day is a bad one.

Allison said...

How ironic, that was the theme of my son's worship celebration program at school yesterday...that we shouldn't just be thankful on Sundays or at Thanksgiving but everyday, all the time! Thanks for putting it so eloquently!

CaraBee said...

Beautifully said. I try to remind myself just how very lucky I am on a regular basis. It's easy to forget how fortunate we are.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Ah yes, I need this on a post it note-on my forehead. It is so hard to stay focused on the bigger picture when my mailbox is so flooded with advertisements and SALE! circulars...I'm going to try.

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Absolutely. Giddy everyday. For the children. The hubby. The family. The life that God has given. How precious they all are. And how fragile it all is. It takes great strength to be grateful. But with every muscle comes another happy moment. Thanks for the reminder.

JMom said...

Gratitude. It's a great sentiment and good ideal to live by especially during the holidays. It's good to be reminded.

Carrie said...

I said this to another friends blog, I believe that giving is the best part of Christmas. There is an unexplainable joy that occurs when we give from ourselves. I can't help but look at my own life and see how blessed I am and not want to help others in need. Thanks for raising our attentions to this.

Anne said...

What lovely thoughts. Thank you for the reminder of what the holidays actually mean.

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

Thank you for this gentle reminder, as usual, written so poetically :)

Robin said...

Hey, congrats on winning the Mission Giveaway! See you over at GNO tonight!
:) Robin
cinnmon & honey

Meli said...

Wonderfully said. I think that there are times when consumerism just starts to take over and you beautifully articulated why we should be conscious of that.

Lisa @ Serah's said...

Beautifully said!

Christie-A Work In Progress said...

Beautiful as always! Thanks for sharing!

Candy said...

aaahhhh.

what an inspiration!!!!

Selena said...

So true!

Having been on the brink of death more times than I would've liked, I've come to appreciate what really matters: the gift of family, friends and life.

Thanks for the post!

Jewelry Rockstar said...

Yes, I am thankful for a good life! I am thankful for my family and I am thankful for people like you!

There was an error in this gadget
Blog Widget by LinkWithin
 
Clicky Web Analytics