Monday

Nurturing Gratitude

It seems like these days stores go straight from bats and haunted houses to tinsel and holly.  I am partial to this time in between. It's a time when our thoughts can turn towards gratitude, pausing to reflect and give thanks.   While I think, it's great to do adorable thanksgiving gratitude activities, why not start a daily, weekly or periodic tradition that can sustain you throughout year?  Around here we practice gratitude daily.

You are going to have to be a long to reader to remember this one.  Way back in 2013, I wrote a post about, our gratitude jar.  Really the only change we have made since is where the jar lives.  It moved from the dining room table to the kitchen table. And yep we still use that same jar.  Everyday we write down what we are grateful for .  We do it as a part of our devotional in the morning.  It's a wonderful time to prepare and center ourselves for the day.

There is nothing better to me then glancing over my coffee cup to see that jar full of gratitude.  I don't have to open it and read all things we are grateful for to be uplifted.   It's just a sweet reminder that we are sustained, moving forward, and blessed beyond measure.  If you are wondering what we do when the jar gets full.  :)  We make a scrapbook.  I pull the slips of paper out, we read through them and piece together a scrapbook with pictures and mementos.   I would love to hear what you do focus on gratitude through out the year.  Leave a comment below:  ... And Thanks for reading.  :)

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