Be blessed: The enduring honey-effect of gratitude
Reflections to consider this Thanksgiving
Thank you God that I am ...
Thank you God that I have ...
Thank you God that I can …
Thank you God that I will …
“Thanksgiving” … means the expression of gratitude, especially to God
Giving “thanks” is far more than a one day holiday
It is reflected in your heart-attitude every day
“Gratitude is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all other virtues.” ~ Cicero
Gratitude is what we want to see in the hearts of our children.
Gratitude is what God wants to see in the hearts of His children.
“Gratitude is from the same root word as “grace”
Thanksgiving is from the same root word as “think”
… So that to think is to thank. ~Willis King (1839-1909)
Being thankful in daily life is often challenging.
But an "attitude of gratitude" is hard to resist.
No matter your situation or circumstance being grateful will produce a rich harvest in your life.
The pace of the world is busy. Distractions are everywhere. We always seem to be rushing.
It’s hard to “be still” and consider all the things for which to be grateful. The holidays bring even more activity but praise and thanksgiving given to God is at the heart of our celebration.
Jesus Christ is the “Bread of Life” that we need.
The “buffet table of life” is set before us every day … “The Word is near”
God is near … make it a priority to spend some time with Him
Every “good & perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth” ~ James 1
… Each day …
... “Wonder” awaits … we have memories to create & celebrate
… There is work to be done … challenges to overcome … and lessons to be learned
All are like delicious dishes set before us to savor … with much thanksgiving in our heart.
“When I rise up
Let me rise up JOYFUL
Like a bird.
When I fall
Let me fall without regret
Like a leaf."
~ Wendell Berry from “Prayers & Sayings of the Mad Farmer”
I part the out thrusting branches
and come in beneath
the blessed and the blessing trees …
Though I am silent … there is singing around me.
Though I am dark … there is vision around me.
Though I am heavy … there is flight around me.
~ Wendell Berry from “Woods”
heart overflows ... I am "grate-full
“I kneel before the Father. I pray that He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith … and I pray that you being rooted & established in Love may have power to grasp how wide & long … and high & deep is the Love of Christ … and to know this LOVE that surpasses knowledge … that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. To Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine … according to His power that is at work within us. To Him be GLORY.” ~ Ephesians 3
If my words make you think … Great ;~)
As “iron-sharpens-iron” … I enjoy brushing antenna’s with other BEES … feedback is as “honey”
A glimpse of the “Bee” called “me” ;~)
My curious nature makes me a “queen of questions” … but gifted with the ability to listen ;~) I'm a woman of deep faith, a blessed mother, a voracious reader, a blossoming writer, a grateful person, and a lover of beauty … I treasure family, true friendships and my loyal clients ... enjoy traveling, learning, good movies, good wine and golf. I’m a heart-to-heart communicator.