Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gratitude Giveaways - Progress Report

Hi Folks,

How are you doing out there in Gratitude Giveaway land?  If you're just joining me and have no clue of that which I speak.  Hop on over to I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and read up on it.

For those of you followers and/or fellow blog hosts. How many blogs have you managed to hop to thus far?  I'm at 44 and counting.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Giving Thanks

Hi Folks,

When presented with the idea of gratitude giveaways for my blog followers, by Kathy over at I am a Reader, Not a Writer, I jumped on it. After all, where would a blogger be without readers? It's true that blogging is cathartic and helps to organize ones thoughts but seriously, would we continue to blog if no one read or commented? I'd like to think so, but I'd really rather not find out. 

That being said, you are one of the things for which I'm thankful this year.  I pray that this year has been a year of celebration for each and every one of you. Celebration, you ask? Yes...celebration, just another way of saying thankfulness.  I studied the Celebration of Discipline for Bible School this year and one of the disciplines is celebration. 

You never realize how easily you can slide into being joyless, ungrateful, pessimisstic, depressed, envious, lazy, and a host of other faults just because you fail to appreciate the here and now. Fail to appreciate and be thankful for what you do have. Fail to recognize that although you're not where you want to be, you're definitely not where you used to be.  Fail to realize that every hardship or arbitrary circumstance of life is an opportunity to stretch your faith muscles.

I am thankful for having studied this book.  It has reminded me that just as words created the universe the words I speak with conviction, have the power to create my universe.  So I must be careful to speak life and not death into my circumstance.  Celebration or praise, if you will, is the answer for every situation and something I encourage you to try along with me for the upcoming year.
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