By now, most of you probably know about my “Thankful Thursday” project. When I was working, I used to send an email to my staff every Thursday, listing five things for which I was especially thankful that week. Then, I invited anyone who wished to participate in this “feel good” moment to visit my office at an appointed time for cookies or donuts or something of that ilk. The price of admission was simply one “thankful.” If the employee wanted to ingest any of the empty calories I was providing, he or she had to tell the assembled group at least one thing that gave him or her the gratefuls. It was a fairly successful way to spread a little sunshine and goodwill towards all. For more information, you can check out http://www.terrilabonte.com/2016/06/thankful-thursday/#more-81
I began the practice again when I started my Facebook page. Each Thursday, I publish a Thankful Thursday post, listing five thankfuls and inviting others to chime in with their own good vibrations. Of course, it is a bit harder to share junk food on the internet, but I do offer “virtual donuts” and “virtual cookies” to those who wish to share a thankful with me. I kind of love it. It is so interesting to hear what kinds of things inspire gratitude in others and I love the “warm and fuzzies” I get from purveying positivity.
With Thanksgiving coming up tomorrow, it seems even more appropriate than usual to take a “Thankful Thursday” moment. Here are the five things for which I am especially thankful this week:
- I am thankful for my merciful God who gives me life, love, and light every day in every way.
- I am thankful for… oh wait… I don’t have to be thankful for anything else. It would just be redundant….
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
I’m wishing you all a blessed and joyful Thanksgiving. I don’t have a specific question this week. I am thankful for any comment you would like to make. Please leave a comment to share your perspective or email me at terriretirement.
Yours, with a heart full of grateful,
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4 thoughts on “Giving Thanks”
I am thankful for you, my friend! I’m thankful for your blog, your book and your friendship, all of which have brought light, love and positivity into my life! Have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving!
Aaaaawww… thanks, Kathy. Right back at you 😘
This is better than lots of words and nothing more…..you give me something to dwell on that makes me think of positive things in my life. How wonderful to know of our Saviour’s love for us in making us to give Him glory every day. You are a true friend and I will never forget all you did for me in my Federal work for those 23 years. You were always positive in helping me go forward in my work. Thanks for your encouragement and guidance during those years.
And you, Lois, have shown me what faithfulness looks like every day!
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