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The Importance of Gratitude

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Time is simply flying by!  The lazy days of summer are long gone and as we turn the corner into November, I already feel the anticipation of the busy holiday season upon us.  With just three short weeks until Thanksgiving, I am already thinking about the menu and all things that need to be done before the big day!  My husband and I always host Thanksgiving dinner for our family.  We love opening our home to share with others and taking that day just to enjoy being with family and friends.

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However, before jumping into all the preparations that go with the big meal, I feel it’s important to slow down and remember the reason for the occasion.  As much as I love sharing this time with family and friends,  I have to first remember GRATITUDE for all the important things in my life.

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That may seem funny because of course I am most grateful for my family and I love having this time to spend time with them.  However, it is so easy to get caught up in the rush rush of the season.  If I forget to take the time to put GRATITUDE first in my heart, I will become overwhelmed by all that needs doing for the occasion, and the busyness will simply suck the joy right out of me.

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I have recently discovered Positively Present, the blog of author Dani Dipirro.  Here she shares her uplifting and inspirational thoughts.  Her blog has motivated me to participate in a month long photo challenge to focus on gratitude all month long.  For more info on the photo challenge visit her page.  I know you will find it as enticing as I have!

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Along with photos, I will be sharing my own thoughts on gratitude.  The first prompt was color, so today I am sharing some of the beautiful color that nature provides us.

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I am looking forward to a month filled with inspiration and excitement based on gratitude.  I hope you will join me in sharing your gratitude!

Grace and Peace to you my good friends!  xxoo Gerri

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Author: Gerri

Welcome! I am an elementary art teacher who is passionate about all things creative. I am here to share ideas with other artist and to inspire creativity in your home and lifestyle. I am new to blogging, but I am excited to learn about the technology and hopefully encourage others to follow their creative dreams along the way.

One thought on “The Importance of Gratitude

  1. It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season. This is such a wonderful post to remind us what is really the most important part of this year….and all year round. Great post.

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