We hit our biggest milestone yet today... are you ready for it? Drum roll please...we hit 5,000 reasons!! We are halfway to our goal. It's exciting to think about how far we've come on our thankfulness journey. I can't thank you enough for joining me in The Thankfulness Experiment. I know that time is so valuable, and not only that, it's limited. The fact that you choose to take time out of your day to read this blog and log your own thankful list is humbling to me. I'm honored that you choose to test the power of thanksgiving each day. Thank you for holding me accountable and inspiring me to keep being thankful each day. I appreciate you so much! Here's our updated Thankfulness Tree. The 5,000 is the dark circle on the left.
This afternoon, my three year old gleefully spotted a rainbow in the sky. He was so excited to point it out to us. And it was a wide rainbow... completely straight... and it would have been easy to miss because it was behind a tree. I love that he wanted to share the beautiful sight with my seven year old and me.
Thanksgiving can be the same way... it's something we can share... and it's beautiful too. We can be the rainbow that brightens the lives of others. Maybe you point out something a friend can be thankful for when they're going through a hard time (in the kindest of ways, of course, and without judgment). Or maybe you give them a reason to be thankful by writing them an encouraging note, giving them a hug, offering to pray for them... and then praying right on the spot so they can hear you advocating on their behalf. Maybe you just share some things you are thankful for or how you've navigated through a tough time yourself and how God carried you through it. God invites us to join Him in His work. Be on the lookout for ways we can help others experience the benefits of thankfulness. Let's be rainbows in the midst of rain.
Tonight, I'm thankful for...
1. Family hugs that make me smile
2. My hubby who fights on my behalf
3. My Ephesians 3:20 mug filled with hot tea that reminds me of truth
4. Friends who pray for me
5. Knowing that God hears and answers prayers
6. Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Pretzel Thins
7. Conversation with a dear friend
9. Reaching our halfway milestone today! WooHoo!
10. Getting to type a 4 as the first diget in the "Only 4,914 to go..." number because that shows we're officially past the halfway point
Here's to 10,000 reasons... Only 4,914 to go...