Friday, November 25, 2011

overflowing with gratitude

We had such a great Thanksgiving, I wish I had taken some pictures, but I was too busy enjoying the day.  We spent it with Jeremy's parents, some close friends, and their 3 kiddos.  It was perfect.  Great people, great food, and great weather.

I read this quote that one of my friends posted on facebook and wanted to document it here, as an ongoing reminder to come back to...

"The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time. The more we say thanks, the more we find to be thankful for. And the more we find to be thankful for, the happier we become. We don't give thanks because we're happy. We are happy because we give thanks."

Love this, and agree wholeheartedly!   


Today I am overflowing with gratitude at the Lord's kindness to me, at the amazing people that surround me, and at the abundant provisions I'm blessed with.  I just pray that I would remain this thankful even when things are tough, and that I would seize hold of the spiritual act of giving thanks in all circumstances.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

When we are thankful, it encourages thankfulness in those around us, what are you thankful for today?
 

2 comments:

Mary said...

Love that quote! Happy Thanksgiving, friend!

Kim Alford said...

Love it too!

Have you by chance read Ann Vokamp's One Thousand Gifts? It's so great... really helped me understand and start cultivating a more and more thankful heart!
Love you!!