Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Reflective and Expressive Thankfulness


Thanksgiving is the time when most of us stop, for at least a few moments, to think about the things for which we are thankful.

Reflective thankfulness gets our souls flowing.  When we think about the Lord’s goodness in our lives, we should be truly amazed.  We have so many spiritual, physical, and emotional blessings in this world.  Though life may be hard at times, it is seasoned with His grace and beauty continually. 

I encourage you to spend some time alone with God to think, pray, and write down the blessings you have in life.  Be specific!

It is easy to say, “I am thankful for my family, my friends, and my provisions”.  However, think more deeply.  What are the specific ways you are blessed

What about your marriage, your children, or your friends is special?
What provisions has God given you?
What miracles has He performed in your life?

Secondly, I have heard it said that true thankfulness is thankfulness when it is expressed.

Express your thankfulness:  first and foremost to God and secondly to others.

Think about sending someone a note or an email or making a phone call.  Express how special that person is to you.  People don’t realize what a difference they make in our lives unless we tell them.

Reflect upon and express your thankfulness. 

It changes lives!


  1. I REALLY love & appreciate the thoughts you shared in this post. Thanks so much. May you enjoy an especially blessed Thanksgiving weekend.

  2. "Though life may be hard at times, it is seasoned with His grace and beauty continually." So true. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  3. Such a lovely post Lisa!! I am thankful to have met you in the blogosphere and to count you among my friends! Hugs!! :)