Morning Musing: Psalm 100:4

“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.