Being Thankful

One of the things we overlook in this country is just how awesome we have it. We don't have religious persecution (except by the nut cases who are against any sort of religion and don't shut up until someone notices them), most of us are well-fed and we set up food and shelter for those who aren't, we can pursue our own dreams without being told what to do with our lives and can come and go as we please. This is a far cry from the people in our world who are under a dictators' thumb and have to scramble to find the least morsel of food; those who are afraid to speak for fear of death; women oppressed by a society that doesn't even recognize that they are of more value than being baby machines; and societies where girl-children are unwanted.

Good grief! How did I open my post with such depressing thoughts? Those of you who know me also know that the topics of the first paragraph are not something you normally hear out of my mouth.

That being said, I want to introduce you to a blog I found this morning through the Craft Gossip site, Positively Present.

I was casually toodling along, looking at beautiful handmade items when I came on the topic Gratitude, 30-Day Photo Challenge. We are doing a Bible study at Trinity Baptist following the book one thousand gifts by Ann Voskamp, which is a study in finding happiness in small gifts.

This website looked like something that might have the same theme, so I went there and WOW! There are so many great articles, from finding beauty in small things to de-stressing your life to paying it forward. It's one of the best sites I've seen in a while and I immediately subscribed to it so I wouldn't miss a thing.

Check it out. I think you'll like it.


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