“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name.” (CSB – Read the chapter)
This is the week we as a nation have set aside for giving thanks. Well, for not a few folks it is more truly a week for worshiping at the altars of gluttony, football, and commercial excess, but the original intent was just what the holiday’s name implies: thanksgiving. It is also a week that gives a couple of days off to rest up before the sprint that the Advent season so often becomes. With this in mind, I’m not going to be writing much this week. Instead, I want to give you the chance to do the writing. Each day this week, I am going to give you a writing prompt with a challenge. Whether you do it or not is entirely up to you, but allow me to offer this one encouragement: Taking me up on these will bring the potential of making a truly positive impact on your life and the lives of the people around you. Since this is a week set aside for thanksgiving, let’s give our attention to some ways we can be giving thanks.
This morning, I want you to think of one person for whom you are particularly grateful. Once you have this person in mind, I want you to take a few minutes sometime today to write them a note (by hand!) to tell them that you are grateful for them and why you are grateful for them. The last part of the challenge is this: make sure that note gets delivered. You can do it with a gift of some kind if that happens to be your love language, but at the very least, make sure the note gets delivered. Finally, if you are willing, in the comments section, share who your person is and why you are so thankful for them. Let’s give thanks together!
P.S. I didn’t notice this until after this published, but today was my 1500th post. I’m thankful for you and your sticking with me this long. Here’s to many more.
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Thankful for my wife and the steady Christian life style she maintains. She set an example for our children and now doing so for our grandkids that has impacted their lives in powerful ways.
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Amen to that.
I’m also thankful for my wife. She’s a wonderful wife, mother and friend. She told me in 1990 if we were going to have a future together we needed to start attending church and I was fortunate to become a member of one of the best churches I know. I’m also enjoying our marriage series and trying to remember your suggestions and putting them in practice each day. I won’t say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but you have to get his attention before you do. Lol. I’m trying. Congrats on 1500. Here’s to 15,000 more.
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Thanks for that. I’m not sure that I have 50 more years of doing this in me, but I’m not done yet. And, yes, you married up ;-). So did I.