Be Intentionally Thankful

Whitney RawlsLiving, Perspective, ValuesLeave a Comment

We have so much to be thankful for.  Through the good and the bad, the ups and the downs, we still have cause to reflect and be thankful.  In fact, every day is a day to give thanks.

I believe we should give thanks for everything and we should be intentional about. More often, we find it easy to give thanks for the big things in life – the big event productions, the big help items, etc. We rarely give thanks for the little things like someone helping you to punctuate a sentence, someone helping you to find your lost keys or someone helping you to create a goal for yourself.  Yes, I know we say thank you but we hardly ever are thankful.

Being thankful means that you overflow with thanks – you are full of thanks. Thanksgiving, for you, is lived out every day of your life and you show it, for big and small things alike. Being thankful is going the extra mile to show that you are thankful, especially to the people that mean so much to you. Being thankful means you show it.  It’s not just lip service, it’s also expressed through your actions.

This past year, with God’s help and the support of family and friends, I launched Notion Motion Corp., my own consulting and development business through which I’ve enjoyed meeting some really nice people and creating new relationships.  I’ve also launched my personal ministry and public speaking platform, along with this website, through which I get to share God’s word and motivational resources on a larger scale. And, I wrote my first eBook – “Platform Etiquette” – which, prayerfully, is just the beginning of my writing repertoire.

I am full of thanks. Without the help and support of family and friends, none of these things would have been possible. I know that and for it, I’m thankful. And, I pray that I have shown my gratitude to everyone who has been helpful to me.

What are you most thankful for this year? What accomplishments have you had? Did you start a new job, a new business venture, learn a new skill, recover from an illness, or have a new baby? Whatever it is, even if it hasn’t turned out the way you expected, be thankful.

Enjoy this Thanksgiving with the people you love. Be safe, have a wonderful holiday and remember to be intentionally thankful.

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