The Lost Art of Thankfulness
Art: the expression of what is beautiful and of immense significance. As we shared Thanksgiving with our family this past week, I couldn't help but think that true thankfulness, and not the kind that happens once a year around a big fat turkey, is disappearing from our culture. It truly is a lost art. Sure, we as a culture probably say the words "thank you" a ton, even several times a day, but is it just something that we automatically say because we've been programmed that way? How can we truly express thankfulness on a regular basis? First, I think you need to ask yourself, what does your heart find beautiful in life on a daily basis, and what/who does your soul find so significant that you wouldn't want to live without. It can be something as simple as being thankful for the groceries you were able to buy to feed your family again this week, to something more personal like being able to spend another year with a special someone who may be struggling with an illness.
Either way, this Thanksgiving reminded me once again how blessed we are to have a roof over our head, clothes on our backs, food (probably too much) in our bellies, and another year with those we love most. This simple, happy life we have is all we really need.
A handwritten note, a call to a parent or loved one, spending some time with a friend, or just giving an encouraging word. How can we express the art of thankfulness this week and in the weeks to come?
Make sure to check out our fun video of our Thanksgiving day in 11 seconds below.