I cannot believe that it is November. October went by too fast for me. I did not get everything done that I had planned. Now that it's November I am thinking about the holidays. We have many fun things planned. I am getting excited about my parents visiting. I cannot believe my daughter is going to be two this month. We are planning a trip to the Oregon Coast. I am also thinking about celebrating Thanksgiving this month.
I don't want to miss Thanksgiving. Commercially, it gets overlooked. I don't want my hurried life keep me from taking time to be thankful. I don't want my fast pace to stop me from considering my blessings. I don't want to simply say Grace on Thanksgiving. I don't want scramble to find a few moments on Thanksgiving to find the thankful spot in my heart.
I have decided to celebrate Thanksgiving all month long.
My tools: my pen, my paper, and my words of gratitude.
I am writing letters expressing my thankfulness. I want those that are dear to me to know that I love them. I love them and I am thankful for them. I need to tell them what I appreciate. I have to take it a step further. I appreciate. I am thankful. I thank God for them specifically in my prayers.
This month, I will write thankful letters. I will write and I will pray prayers of thanksgiving, expressing my gratitude to God - the very gratitude that I will express in my letters.
Some of my loved ones know that I love them. They may know that I appreciate them. Even so, I hope they will be touched by my words. Some of my loved ones, don't know I count them as a loved one. They are my friends but they do not realize how dear they are to me. I hope my words will be sweet to their soul.
Think about taking time to write a letter to someone that is dear to you. Pray through your words, thanking God for your loved one. Your gracious words will be powerful.
"Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones."