An Exercise In Gratitude! by Dr. Naima Johnston Bush, Founder of the Refreshing Life
Well... 2018 is almost in the history books and here we are on the cusp of another Thanksgiving season! Of course many people use this month to practice gratitude, volunteer, give and be a blessing. But shouldn't we practice gratitude each and every day of our lives? Of course we should... but that doesn't mean that a holiday like Thanksgiving doesn't have it's place.
I like to think of Thanksgiving as a memorial, a touch stone, a celebratory monument that we build each year like our forefathers did in Biblical times to commemorate the mighty acts of the Lord. Abraham, Joshua and Moses were always building monuments in honor of the great things the Lord had done.
That's how I choose to look at this season of heightened awareness of why we should be thankful and why we should be of service. I am in the last week of my first session of Joy School - if you missed it, I hope you'll participate in our next session next spring, it's been an amazing experience! But one of the activities the participants engaged in was a seven day gratitude scavenger hunt challenge. I thought it would be cool to share one of the days with you. It's listed below and the directions are simple, since it's a scavenger hunt, you have to follow the directions listed below!
Day Three - Gratitude Scavenger Hunt
We Are Thankful That We Can Be A Blessing To Others!
Find Something To Give Away
Donate To Your Favorite Cause
Volunteer Your Time To A Cause You Believe In
Tell Someone Something To Encourage Them
Do Something For Someone Anonymously
Share with someone your memorization scripture
PSALM 50:23: A SACRIFICE OF GRATITUDE
“The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly
I will show the salvation of God!”
So much fun! If you choose to try even one of these challenges, please let me know how it goes for you! Better yet take a picture, post it to social media and tag me in the post!
Jon and I are wishing you a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!
I'd love to hear your thoughts, shoot me a note or leave a comment here on the blog!
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