A pre-Thanksgiving warm-up

Last week at IronWorks, I asked the men to take a moment and write on a 3×5 card something they were thankful for. They turned these cards in along with any prayer requests they had. As I read through the cards, I couldn’t help but notice a spirit of thankfulness also rising up inside of me. Here’s a sampling. Read them slowly and see if it happens to you as well.

Thanks for my wife who keeps everything going for everyone.

I’m thankful for God’s faithfulness, mercy, and provision.

I’m thankful for the bonding and oneness of this group.

I’m thankful for God’s grace and  for the Word.

Thankful for God who guides me, loves me, disciplines me, and forgives me.

I am thankful for the strength that God gives me each day to complete the tasks that I encounter.

I’m thankful that I have a job.

Thanks for God’s grace because His grace is enough. God is good even when life it tough. Note: keep this note and repeat daily.

That last comment has some good advice: Keep and repeat. Write a note of thanks and repeat it daily. With Thanksgiving only five weeks away, what a great way to get in some warm-up practice. I’m passing along their thankfulness in hopes that their gratitude might inspire some of your own.

What would you write on your 3×5 card? Leave a comment below.

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