It has been a wonderful weekend for me and my family.

It was a time to celebrate God’s incredible faithfulness, lavish grace, and breathtaking love.

Thanksgiving morning dawned bright and sunny…and snowy!

We spent the day with family…

“In family life, love is the oil that eases the friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.”–Eva Burrows.

There is no such thing as a perfect family, but I sure do love mine.  We are genuinely happy to see each other. We share each other’s joys and burdens. We support each other. We respect our differences. And we laugh. A lot.

The rest of the weekend, we visited with friends, decorated for Christmas, and got into the holiday spirit by attending a holiday concert with the state’s incredibly talented Philharmonic.

At one point, I was talking to a friend. She and I have both come through storms in our lives and are  now enjoying some very welcome sunny skies.

I told her that I intend to soak up every single ounce of joy from this sweet season.

“But how do you do that?” She asked.

Be fully present in the moment.

Recognize that everything is grace.

Make thanksgiving a way of life.

Celebrate a very good God with every fiber of your being.

Rejoice always.

Pray continually.

Make everyday a treasure hunt of His beauty and blessings.

Actively seek to be a blessing to others.

No waiting for the other shoe to drop…today is all you have and if life is good right now, surrender to the happiness and enjoy. 

“Thanks is what multiplies the joy and makes any life large.” —Ann Voskamp 



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6 responses to “Thankful

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  2. Fae

    This! Was! EXACTLY. What I needed!!! 😀

    Thank you. 🙂

  3. Fae

    (I always forget to tick the “notify of new comments” box!)

  4. Great perspective to remember as we move into this sacred season. I’ve learned to take each day as it comes and soak up the beauty of the moment.


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