A few years back, I embarked on A Year of Thankfulness on Facebook, posting everyday a picture and a few words of what I was thankful for that day. It was a commitment to say the least! 365 days. And I did it for two full years. It’s been a number of years now since that project. I learned so much.
It’s easy to fall back into a mode of expectation, entitlement and ungratefulness if we aren’t on our guard. So today I want to write a little about what I’m thankful for on this bleary Monday because even though it’s dull and grey and spring seems a thousand years off, there is much to be thankful for and in awe of in this life. I need that reminder as much as, probably more so, than you!
First of all, I am so thankful for the wonderful book launch we celebrated in February! It was a wonderful afternoon and I am so thankful for all the friends and family that dropped by. It really blew me away. People are good and generous and I am amazed that people are excited for me and for this little book. It’s such a contrast from what I was taught in some of my university classes.
I am also thankful to see how God is using His message to work in people’s lives. I’m just starting to get feedback in and wow! God is at work. It’s humbling and thrilling at the same time. I’m speechless. Thank you to all who have purchased a copy and spread the word. Keep it up!
I am thankful for those who have worked hard to make this Whole endeavour (yes I intended that pun!) a success! From the people at WordAlive Press to friends and family who have worked tirelessly to help me get the message out there. Thank you!
I’m thankful for those who remind me to celebrate God’s goodness and not get caught up in fretting about this and that. You know who you are and you preached a sermon on it yesterday, one that was planned months ago! I hate that when that happens!
I’m thankful for the wonderful time spent in Windsor signing books and laughing with old friends! It was refreshing to my soul. Thank you to all who came out! It was so much fun!
I am thankful for lunches with friends that come with travel to their cities.
Finally I am thankful for the apostle Paul. I know that seems random but as I was reading about him this morning in Beth Moore’s book, To Live Is Christ, his life didn’t seem so perfect or annoyingly “super saintish” as I’d previously thought and it was a balm to my soul. And like him, I hope that I find contentment regardless of what I have or don’t have, or whatever the circumstances might be in my life. The good, the bad and the ugly.
That’s the catch up. Hope you are finding lots to be thankful for today. Feel free to share your findings here! What has you thankful today? I’d love to hear about them.