We are in the season of gratitude. I believe the end of October through November is a time to prepare for the November holiday of Thanksgiving, and I don’t mean just planning a menu. All too often, we seem to lose sight of what is important. Holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter become days of excess instead of times to remember our blessings and thank God.
After months of quarantine, sickness, and death, I have not gotten the Covid-19 virus. No one in the my family has fallen ill. I have survived cancer in the past and so has my sister. I have a nice home. I have family and friends. I am not a gifted preacher or teacher, but I do believe we must take time to reflect on our gifts and to choose to be grateful.
I Choose to be Grateful
Previously, I have written about keeping a Gratitude Journal as a form of spiritual self-care. Being grateful increases our well-being physically by lowering blood pressure, increasing our immune systems, decreasing aches and pains, and helping us sleep longer. It can also promote healing and dealing with a difficult situation. I also like to surround myself with things that have meaning. Art and quotes have always been a means of expressing my feelings and reminding me what is important.
I have an 8″ x 10″ printable for those who also want to surround themselves with meaningful decorations.
I thank you for visiting me and pray for God’s blessings on you and your family.
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace
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