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Sunday, November 1, 2009

The "Forgotten" Holiday

***DISCLAIMER*** For anyone who knows me, you should know that Christmas is my most favorite holiday EVER. This blog is not intended in ANY way shape or form to bash people that love Christmas OR Halloween (cause then I would be bashing myself and there's no fun in that). It is simply something that God laid on my heart to do/think about a couple days ago that I want to follow through with. ******

I have noticed that for many it seems that Thanksgiving has become the "forgotten" holiday. It is merely some day stuck about halfway in-between Halloween and Christmas that we set aside to eat more than we should and watch football games on the big screen. Now, don't get me wrong, for many of us Thanksgiving goes well beyond that. I am simply stating that I believe Thanksgiving has become the proverbial middle child stuck between two siblings that are rather doted on. I think Thanksgiving has gotten a bad rap.

I have been spending the last couple of days pondering this thought and have been trying to think of something I could do to make Thanksgiving more special for me. Nothing too drastic, cause frankly I do not have the time or the energy to add too much more to my plate right now. I wanted to find something simple that I knew I could keep up with and not feel too much of a burden with.

So, I have decided that I want to create a "Giving Thanks List." I'm going to write something down every day (and share it as my facebook status) from today (November 1) through Thanksgiving Day that I am thankful for. I want to be intentional this month to think about all that God has blessed me with.

Will you join me? Can you take 1-2 minutes a day for the next 26 days to intentionally think of and write down something for which you are grateful?? What an exciting prospect to be constantly reminded of all that God has done for us!! Can you imagine how quickly this could spread and how much of a statement it could make to the world how grateful we are for all the things our Heavenly Father has done/given to us?!?

I am excited to see what God will reveal to me this month as I focus on thinking of the good things in my life instead of all the obstacles that cross my path daily. May your November be very full and may God remind you of all the numerous gifts He has and will continue to bestow upon you and yours in the weeks to come.

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