I was at a meeting earlier this week, and the woman who was giving the devotional pulled out a diary-sized book that she said was her Thanksgiving book. It was a well-loved book; the cover was cloth, and it was faded and frayed, the edges of some of the pages ruffled and worn. She started it in the early 2000s when she had teenage children and was juggling those responsibilities with marriage and a teaching career. She has documented thankfuls in this book ever since, and as she was telling us about her Thanksgiving book, I wished I had thought to do the same thing. How beautiful it must be to look back over the years and years of notations!
It took me a few minutes before I had my lightbulb moment, but I finally had it.
My thankfuls are recorded just as hers are, only my book is this very blog hop, the Ten Things of Thankful. I have been writing a weekly list of thankfuls since June 7, 2013. You can read my first installment here.
Do you keep a list of thankfuls, something to reflect on when you need a reminder that there is always something for which to be grateful? The virtual book called Ten Things of Thankful is a terrific place to keep those lists. Start now, if you haven't already. Continue, if you already join the hop. Take it back up, if you used to participate and let it lapse.
There are always, always thankfuls.