Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and with it the stress of being with family you may (or may not) like, preparing the perfect holiday dinner, or simply trying to to get enough food together to give your kids a good meal. No matter what you are doing for the official holiday, to me giving thanks belongs in every day all year long.
I am thankful! I am thankful my husband has a job. I am thankful I have two healthy children. I am thankful for a roof over my head, food to eat, and clothes to wear. I am thankful for simply being allowed another moment to live and love. In the Bible, it says “in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” 1 Thessalonians 5:18. This means that there is always something to be thankful for, no matter how bad things seem. Practice giving thanks each and every day, even for the tough times, for they make you stronger.
Once you start being truly thankful in everything, you begin to realize how blessed you really are. This leads naturally to wanting to share your blessings with others, even if all you have to share is your love. Blessings have a habit of growing when shared!
~ This week, I want to bless someone. I have talked about how much I love the soap nuts I use in my laundry and on my skin and hair. I have a small, handmade muslin wash bag, with a pretty ribbon, and a handful of soap nuts inside to give away.
To have a chance to receive the soap nuts, please post a comment below and tell me what you are most thankful for.
On Friday, November 12, 2010 I will have my 5-yr. old randomly choose a comment from below. I will announce the winner and how to contact me with your mailing address, and will mail that person the bag of soap nuts as our gift to you. All information will be kept confidential and never used except to send your gift.
Lets see what YOU are thankful for, and I thank you for joining me on my farm diary!