What Do I Know of Holy? {Thankful}

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I just realized that Cat made a blog button for our time together every Wednesday. Isn't it cute?!

If you want to put it on your blog, grab the button code on the left sidebar. Thanks Cat! :)

So, as we continue our thoughts on Thanksgiving this month, I would like to share this quote with you:

Wow. That really hit me when I read it. As I mentioned earlier, it can be so easy to get caught up focusing on what we DO NOT have instead of what we DO have, especially this time of year, around the holidays.

If you have lost loved ones or jobs, or for whatever reason are having a tougher time being "thankful" this year, I want to encourage you to count your blessings.

As you write down 1 thing you are thankful for each day {even if they are simple, small things}, find a way to display them in your home as a reminder of the many blessings God has lavished up on you.

One way to do this that I have seen around blogland is to create a {Thankful Tree} where you can hang your blessings from the branches.

You could make it a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner table or you could make it 1 dimensional out of paper or fabric and hang it on your wall or refrigerator.

One thing we do in our home is hang up this {Thankful Turkey} made by 517 Creations. Then we write things we are thankful for on slips of paper that we slide into the plastic pocket on each feather.

You could also do a {Blessings Box}. We were actually given one of these as a wedding gift. The idea is to daily, or weekly, or monthly or just whenever you think about it, write down something you are thankful for onto a piece of paper and put it into the box. Then at a designated time each year, maybe Thanksgiving, open it up and praise God for His blessings from the previous year.

Concentrating on what you don't have, leaves you depressed.
Concentrating on what you do have, leaves you blessed.

This week I am thankful for our veterans, those who have/are/will fight for the daily freedoms that we tend to take for granted. What about you?

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. {Psalm 100:4-5}

Sidenote: Speaking of being thankful, be sure to hop on over to the Worthy of the Prize facebook page and enter our {1000 Fans} week FULL of giveaways! We are having 1 giveaway a day for an entire week as a THANK YOU to those who have supported our little ministry. 4 are already posted and 4 more will be posted in the next 4 days, including something from the lovely Cap Creations!  Goodluck! :)

Linking up to:
Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my page. I'm glad to have found you!

    I LOVE this:

    Concentrating on what you don't have, leaves you depressed.
    Concentrating on what you do have, leaves you blessed.