Today’s the “day” to be thankful. For us, Thanksgiving is more of a season than a holiday. From the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we’re in constant reflection on how many blessings are all around us.
In fact, on Christmas Eve we reflect on an ornament that we started when we were married: Our Thankful Ornament. Wrapped up inside a little box that hangs from the tree is a list of 1-liners of thankfulness from each child. We read all of them since 1991. It takes us nearly 1/2 hour to read the entire thing, but it is one of the most anticipated traditions of our family.
Today for my blog (www.chrisjeub.com) I scrolled through pictures on my personal computer. Such great memories of this last year. It was a rather simple activity. I scrolled through my year of photos and brought up memories of things to be thankful for in 2012. It was a great year. Check them out here.
My mom – who has been blogging for nearly an entire year (www.judyjeub.com) – posted a nice poem on thankfulness. She hasn’t figured out how to post pictures, but her words are rich and meaningful.
Could you do something today? Subscribe to the Jeub Family blogs. Seriously. We are a family of writers who enjoy encouraging and lifting others up. We want to kick off this day with thanksgiving, but an entire year would be a lot of fun too. Here are quick links:
God bless you as you spend the “day” reflecting on your blessings. Every life is (or should be) filled with love and abundance. If you’re like Wendy and me, you’ll wonder why you aren’t thankful everyday of the year.