Happy March! Spring is officially less than three weeks away and it's my favorite time of the year! Spring serves as a reminder that life cycles, so that when we are walking through dark times and hard times we can have faith that the sun will shine in our lives again, and joyful times will return. It's also good to remember that even before we can see those first green stems pushing thru the earth and buds forming on the branches, things are happening to create those changes that are invisible at the time. So it is with us, at times we may feel stuck in the dark, but there is a force of life inside of us working to bring about new growth.
Taking time each week to reflect on the positives in our life - the big and small things we have to be thankful for - uplifts us, and by sharing those here we encourage each other. That's what I love about Ten Things of Thankful, it creates a positive environment that is so nurturing of more!
Keep in mind that you are not required to list ten things if you just can't come up with that many, but do the best you can! The idea is to recognize that we have a zillion little things in our lives to be thankful for as well as the big things that stand out. One thing I've found helpful is taking a few minutes each night to make a note (on my phone in my case) about something that blessed my day. When it comes time to write my TToT post I already have at least seven items for my list! Not only that, but it ends my night in a thankful frame of mind. :-)
This week's link-up will open shortly after midnight CST on Thursday night, and will remain open until Tuesday night, so you have plenty of time to work on your post. Please check back next week for new links that were added in later, those folks will appreciate your comments too!
I'd like to start something new here this week to help us all get to know each other a little better. Please take a moment to answer the following question in the comments section below... Where do you live, and what do you most like and most dislike about living there?