Friday, November 16, 2007

It's November- Give Thanks!

It's November, which, to me, is always the grayest, darkest month of the year, a bit depressing. Especially when I love to be outside in nice weather. Something about being in nature, hiking or walking or whatever, is always refreshing to my soul and spirit.

I was thinking recently of starting some sort of tradition and thinking of all of November as a "Thanksgiving month". Now, everybody gives thanks on Thanksgiving Day, we all know that. But, I was thinking it would be interesting to think of gratitude and giving thanks throughout the entire month. We can thank God for all we've been blessed with. Even if things are hard for you, I know if you think of your past, you can think of a long list of things to be thankful for.

Besides just feeling grateful, we can also think of small ways we can give to God and to others as well, with our time, talents, and possessions. I thought of giving some books and things I never use to charity, or volunteering one day for a winter coat drive, or making cookies for a friend or neighbor. There's so many ways to bless others. And as we bless others, we can give thanks for all the blessings we've received.

Happy Thanksgiving Month!

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