Gratitude Send-Off

A Thanksgiving unlike any that we’ve ever seen has passed. Some families still met in old farmhouses big enough to socially distance. Some families ate in the shop since the combine has already been cleaned up and stored for the year. Some families, out of an abundance of caution, relectuactly called the gathering off all together.

How did you celebrate?

The conclusion of Thanksgiving means that the next month will be a whirlwind of shopping, planning and decorating. Endless desires will come from childrens’ mouths (has the toy catalog hit your mailbox yet?) and adults may feel overwhelmed by the pressure to get everything done in time.

But what would happen if we started now, the day after Thanksgiving, and committed to extending the season of gratefulness, instead of the stigma of busyness?

Rather than making a list of wants, let’s make a list of things we’re grateful for. Rather than wishing for more during this next month, let’s find contentment in what we have.

Perhaps if we spend the next 35 days focusing on the things we’re thankful for, we’ll realize 2020 wasn’t all that bad, after all.

Beginning today, we invite you to use this sheet to record the 35 things you’re grateful for as we wrap up 2020. You can download and print the PDF by clicking the button below this form:

We hope that a change in perspective this holiday season will refresh your spirit and allow you to look to 2021 with great optimism.