I know that everyone and their sister is blogging about Thanksgiving this week. But I couldn’t resist. Being purposeful about living life and parenting my kids is something I’m passionate about.
And yes, I know today isn’t Thanksgiving, but I’m betting most of you would be in a turkey-induced coma if I waited until Thursday. . .I promise you’ll live through my jumping the gun.
Over the last few years, I’ve come to realize that when I purposefully look, I see more good things, and then I’m more thankful, and then I see more good. . . . It’s a delicious, magical cycle of goodness. Can you tell I’m a little addicted?
Science is catching up to what people of faith have known for centuries:
Thanksgiving is magic!
Don’t believe me? Check out this article in Forbes.
So it breaks my heart when I see ads that end in Happy ThanksGETTING. Perhaps if we were a little less concerned about what we were getting and more purposeful in counting our blessings, we might find a little better sleep, more contentment, and have a few less videos of crazy parents attacking each other at the local supercenter.
Maybe you and I can purpose together and razzle-dazzle the world with our contended Thanksgiving . . . and get just a little more sleep in the process.
I’ll begin. Today, I’m thankful for . . .
- The soft pink glow of sunsets
- Birds hopping around on my feeder
- Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving movie (and the bowl of popcorn I share with my kids)
- The pattern water drops make in my sink
- My crazy dog herding the kids on the way home from the bus . . .
See…Magic. Now it’s your turn. And if you’re interested in finding more beauty, come hang out with me over here.
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