It's been a year hasn't it.
I don't have to go into all the world-wide reasons that 2020 has been a doozy. Then, add on top of it all the personal things that each of us have dealt with because of and on top of all the mess.
I don't know about you, but this introvert has wanted to crawl in a hole and hibernate until all of this is over.
Although it doesn't feel like it could possibly be November already, we find ourselves in full fall mode and with that comes the season of Thanksgiving.
Because I have a corner of my brain that is nerdy, I like to share stats, studies and research when I can. Studies show that gratitude is linked to:
Increased happiness of 25%
Improved health (blood pressure, immunity, less aches + pains
Social and interpersonal benefits
Resiliency to stress
These reasons and more make gratitude the perfect way to regroup this season. To help, here are a few of my favorite verses on thanks-giving.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
Thankful for you.
Cheering you on,