This is one good holiday that we can adopt to celebrate!
It makes us stop and reflect on being thankful regardless our circumstances.
Last year at my business and professional women network connect Thanksgiving cum Christmas Party, I gave the ladies each a gratitude journal as a gift. The reason behind this gift is encouraging them to focus on being thankful.
I wrote a love note on the first page of each gratitude Journal:
In the bible is written
“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love is eternal” Ps107:1, Ps136:1, Ps118:1, 1Chron16:34
Let us focus on being thankful, you will find much to be thankful for!
The challenge is to give thanks even our life is not perfect or facing horrible circumstances.
When life seems to be one discouragement, disappointment, disease, disaster, tragedy and death after another.
Choose to “Thank God in everything (no matter what the circumstances maybe, be thankful, gives thanks) for this is the will of God for you (who are) in Christ Jesus…” 1Thess5:18
This year as we met for our Gratitude and Christmas celebration I requested the ladies to share one of their gratitude journal entries. The result was astounding. Our hearts are full of thankfulness. We are all enriched by the sharing. These brave women rise up and overcome different challenges with grateful hearts.
Sharing these poems that touched and moved my heart.
More Than A Day
As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we’re poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.
We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We’re wealthy, when push comes to shove.
So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you’ve got;
Realize it’s a lot,
And you’ll make all your cares go away.
By Karl Fuchs
I’m Thankful for You
Thanksgiving is the appointed time
for focusing on the good in our lives.
In each of our days,
we can find small blessings,
but too often we overlook them,
choosing instead to spend our time
paying attention to problems.
We give our energy
to those who cause us trouble
instead of those who bring peace.
let’s be on the lookout
for the bits of pleasure in each hour,
and appreciate the people who
bring love and light to everyone
who is blessed to know them.
You are one of those people.
I’m thankful for you.
By Joanna Fuchs
Hope your heart is opened and grateful after reading this. Happy to hear what you are thankful for this year.