I knew back in September, when I started the blog, that Thanksgiving would be something I wanted to focus on. I just wasn't sure in what fashion. I haven't finished percolating on it just yet...so in the mean time I came across this really sweet blog I have been wanting to check out, and found something to help us all focus on the mental and heart felt exercise of Giving Thanks. Anyone who wants to can participate. Just grab the button. Get the details here at Leah's blog, South Breeze Farm (doesn't that just make you want to go milk a cow? and feed the chickens?). Those of us who participate will post one thing each day during this month. It is never too late to start, right up until November is over. It can be in your side bar, or as a short post, whatever floats your boat! Since I am starting late (weekends are hectic around here) I want to post 3 things, just because I have so many, November just won't hold them all! I am not posting them in any order, just what is on my heart that particular day.
Usually I will be posting my giving thanks items on the side bar, as just a quick thought. But, to get things started, here is something a little more in depth. I hope something here encourages you or confirms what you have been thinking or experiencing.
- I will do a separate post soon on this topic. But for brevity I will say here that Thursday I was once again grateful for the power of fellowship between friends, especially between people who share a common faith. But even we who don't necessarily share a common faith, when we have common values and experiences, we are able to relate to and encourage each other.
- Friday, I was very grateful for my husband's raise and God's just ridiculous goodness to us. We had to replace our back door and do some unexpected things. I can remember the day when we would have been seriously set back to run go buy a new back door and all the little things that go with it. Don't get me wrong, we have lots of things in life still to do. It is just great to see progress!
- Today, I am very aware of my need for grace, in all areas of my life. I am grateful that God covers me with His grace. There is no area in my life where I don't look and see it.
Enjoy your weekend! Thanks for sharing this with me!