Thanks+Giving…They Go Together Like Peas & Carrots

Thanks + Giving

Aren’t you glad this beautiful holiday isn’t called Thanksacquiring or Thankshoarding.  It just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

Thanks+Giving go together like peas and carrots. People who practice gratitude are also people who tend to have generous and serving hearts.

Generosity grows from giving thanks.  Each time we give thanks it’s almost like we are watering the seeds of generosity sprinkled on the floor of our hearts.

One of the reasons I love celebrating Thanksgiving is because it is designed to shift our focus. This holiday encourages us to be intentional with “giving thanks”. It’s a time when we are reminded to take the spotlight and shine it on all the blessings in our lives and in our world.

The longer we walk with Christ, the more He teaches us that a grateful heart can’t live in isolation. A grateful heart steps out of the comfortable, takes risks, and is willing to be inconvenienced in order to show love to those around them.

I admit that I am not all the way there yet.  But that’s my goal.

Thankful for the opportunity to practice Thanks+giving again today!

4 thoughts on “Thanks+Giving…They Go Together Like Peas & Carrots

    1. Eileen Post author

      Thanks, David. I do think the more intentional we are with our “thanks” then more the giving becomes our knee jerk reaction. It becomes a habit and a way of life.

  1. Laurie Wallin

    Was just thinking about this yesterday as I nearly got annoyed at having so much to cook and clean. I reframed it to remind myself it’s something I like to GIVE to my family and friends. That the dishes were a gift, the cooking a gift, the sore feet… a gift. Thanks + giving. Great reminder!!!

    1. Eileen Post author

      Thanks, Laurie. It does come down to refocusing and looking at things from a different perspective, doesn’t it?


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