Thirteen Days of Thankful

365 Days of Thankful

365 Days of Thankful
I am thankful for:
In keeping with my goal to wake up every morning
and find one thing to be grateful for,
here are my thirteen days of thankful since Thanksgiving. 
     The holidays can hold a lot of excitement, but they can also bring a lot of sadness. Right now while some of  my friends are keeping Amazon and Ebay hopping with online shopping in the wee hours of the evening, others struggle to make it through the night dealing with some major things in their lives.
     How I view the next few weeks will be through personal experience and perception. I’ve had difficult holidays–the year my family fell apart, the year my grandma died right before Thanksgiving, and more recently the Christmas we spent in 2004 wondering if we would be left with only two children after my son, Kyle, was diagnosed with leukemia.
     I can choose to dwell on the bad and scary. Or I can choose to dwell on the blessings. And there are blessings. Even in the midst of darkness. So I’ve decided to be grateful for one thing every day and see how that affects my attitude throughout this year. I’m hoping to be amazed.
For my thirteen blessings so far Click Here!

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  1. I am GRATEFUL for your idea, Lori…and, for having such a super-dedicated, talented writer in my life.

    But, that’s not my “official” gratitude. It’s a bonus! Hopping over to read your Big 13. I’ve got some catching up to do.

  2. Lori- It’s easy to dwell on the blessings when I hear stories about those less fortunate than I am. There are so many. So, I’m with you- focusing on the many wonderful things I am thankful for in my life.

  3. What a wonderful way to start my day, Lori. Being thankful. Thanks for the reminder and it does change the whole complexion of the next hours. One of the things God continually tells us is to “Come before His presence with singing and enter His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name.”
    I shudder to think of the vast number of times I’ve rushed into His presence like a child interrupting an adult conversation. Thank you again and again for being true to who God created you to be. Thank you for being my friend.


  4. I agree. I’ve had my share of good & bad holidays. You’re idea of focusing on being thankful is wonderful. I just sold a story to LIVE for next Thanksgiving on maintaining an Attitude of Gratitude. Love your site, Lori.


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