Ripples #652: Giving Thanks.
For our tribe of 29,982 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
Count your blessings, not your stressings.
-unknown, submitted by Lana in Waunakee, WI
Give us thankful hearts…..
in this season of Thanksgiving.
May we be thankful for health and strength,
for sun and rain and peace.
Let us seize the day and the opportunity
and strive for that greatness of spirit
that measures life not by its disappointments
but by its possibilities,
and let us ever remember that
true gratitude and appreciation show itself
neither in independence nor satisfaction
but passes the gift joyfully on
in larger and better form.
-W.E.B. DuBois, submitted by Barbara in Madison, WI
Hey, it’s Thanksgiving week here in the U.S. For many of us that means a gathering of friends and/or family for good food and good times. I think most of us do a good job of reflecting on this holiday’s theme of gratitude, and I will take this opportunity to tell you that I am so grateful that you find time in your crazy schedule to join me for a minute every Monday morning. The fact that so many people enjoy reading these as much as I enjoy crafting them is an exceptional gift.
I hope you can stretch your self a bit this week and share gratitude with someone who won’t expect it, or maybe you could practice being grateful for something challenging in your life–find a way to appreciate a difficulty that is helping you grow stronger.