Wednesday, October 24, 2007

That grace may cause thanksgiving to abound

Today is the first day of 30 Days of Thanksgiving! Can you name thirty people in your life that bless your socks off!? LOL

Hopefully, once you get writing, you may find that it'll be hard to *limit* your list to 30...and that is the ultimate goal. More awareness of how truly blessed we are. Like the Advent season leads us to Christmas, think of this as a daily reminder to prepare us for Thanksgiving.

This challenge is not meant to be difficult or complicated. Simply make a list (written or mental) of thirty people in your life that make your daily walk easier: friends, family, those that have made you smile when your day is somewhat blue.

Then, resolve that every day from today until Turkey Day you will send a note (either snail mail, hand-delivered, or electronically) to one of those folks.

So few of us regularly take the time to drop an "atta boy" or "atta girl" on someone but so many around us could really use it. We all have rough days, doubts, and grumbling times. You could be the one to brush away those clouds for someone!

And, while this challenge is not exclusively meant for believers, for those that are - this outpouring of daily thanksgiving and praise should be a lifestyle! And, maybe this is the way to begin that habit!

Col 2:6-7 As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

So, are you with us? If so, sign in with Mr. Linky below. Please link to your specific post. At your bloggy home, your post may contain as much as you feel comfortable sharing. While it's not about focusing on ourselves, perhaps share some of your list, how did you choose the people you did, are there any good stories about why someone is on the list, talk about the process you went through to create your list, etc.

Then, during the next 30 days, you may receive may not. In that time, perhaps post about what, if anything, happened either in terms of feedback or a change in your heart. These notes of thanks may be just the "seed" in situation around you that may grow into an open door! You can leave these updates in the comments section on this post.

Finally, sometime Thanksgiving weekend (or thereabouts) please consider posting a wrap-up post. I'll post another Mr. Linky here on Turkey Day that can list 'em up all straight and organized. LOL

DaHubby will tease me about this but there's a song off the recent Monk and Neagle CD that I swore I didn't really like when it first came out that puts in nicely:

This is a call for a change in my heart

I realize that I've not been doing my part

When I needed a savior, I found it in Him

He gave to me, now I'll give back to them

May we bless so many socks off that much of our circle of influence is standing barefoot! *wink*

2 Corinthians 4 15 For all things [are] for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.


Annabelle said...

What a great idea! I'm joining in!

Unashamed said...

Oh no! I'm doing this wrong! I guess I forgot from last year what I am supposed to do. Duh. But ok, I'm on board (just scrambling now). Smile.

Anonymous said...

I'm in. I'm not going to publicly post my list of 30 people. However, I am working on it tonight and getting started.

Thanks for starting this! ((Hugs))

Denise said...

Wonderful idea sweetie.

Angela said...

A wonderful idea! I would love to join in!

Debbie said...

What a terrific idea. I'm joining!

Emily said...

Great idea! I joined!!!

Keeping up with Joneses said...

Great idea! I joined.

Peach said...

Totally forgot to officially sign up, but you know I am on board with this one.

Sheri said...

This is a great idea. I know I am joining late, but am so glad to be a part of this!