From November 6 until Thanksgiving, I'll be posting everyday, talking about someone or something I'm grateful for. I invite you to participate along with me. If you have a blog and will be participating, send me the link and I'll link back here. If you don't have a blog and there is a blessing you want to talk about, email me and I'll post it along with my daily blessing. I can even post it anonymously, if you'd prefer. There's something very powerful about focusing on what's right in our lives, and I intend to live this way, walking on the path of gratitude.
I have always pictured gratitude as this one simple thing, like a single stroke of a wide brush on a canvas. What I'm learning, day by day, is that gratitude is more like a woven tapestry, each thread interconnected and dependent on the next to create the image of beauty. To be thankful for the one thing, to truly be grateful, I experience gratitude for the many layers preceding it and the many that come after it.
At times my tapestry has been threadbare, woven thin from my failure to recognize the blessings that surround me. My hope is that as I spend my days this month focusing on those things, the little and big, that my tapestry will be repaired, brought to new shimmering beauty before the Lord, that my thanksgiving will glorify the One from whom all blessings flow.
Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.