For years now, I’ve filled November with one theme: gratitude. I’ve shared thankfulness with you all and I’ve been blessed by your words and stories of your Great Things. Of all the things I look forward to on my blog, this has always been up at the top.
But this year, I almost decided to opt out.
There are so many words that often fill my mind. But right now, not that many make it past the fleeting moment they occupied my thoughts. It’s not a season for being prolific with blogging. And I’ve started more than I’ve finished lately. That gets embarrassing after a while.
And this year? I was afraid that GreaThings would be another bite I couldn’t quite chew. I didn’t want to not be able to give taking time out for gratitude the honor and time it deserves.
There are a hundred reasons why I could just skip it this year. Not the least of which is my own internal struggles to refind the voice I still feel is pretty rusty right now.
But I couldn’t do it. In the end I couldn’t let November go by without taking time to recount a few great things from 2014. I need to do this. Even if it isn’t perfect, polished and put together how I’ve always done it before.
So here I am. Days late and typing away on a tiny phone screen way past bedtime.
I don’t have an awesome plan this year. I actually don’t have any plans and that scares me a little. But I’m here to invite you to join me for 21 days of thanksgiving. If be honored if you wanted to take time to share, however you wish, some of the beautiful ways God had blessed you. I want to see what you are thankful for. I want to rejoice with you over your great things!
Me? I’ll blog as much as I can. And I’ll be using the hashtag #GreaThings on social media to share glimpses into some of the little things about my ordinary days that I am grateful for.
Nothing fancy. We’ll keep it simple this year.
Hope you will join me next week to kick it off!