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Thankful. Grateful. Blessed.
Do you know what these words make me feel?
These three words make me feel cozy. Warm and fuzzy.
Maybe it’s because we talk a lot in the fall about thankful, but I think it goes deeper than that.
Gratitude does not come naturally to us. It is something we must practice frequently in order to make it a more regular part of our lives. I became more fully aware of just how little I was giving thanks for the things around me when I first encountered the writings of Ann Voskamp. Her simple, but powerful idea of counting the gifts in our days changed everything.
Here is what I found: when I am deliberately looking for the gifts in my life AND giving thanks for them, I can’t help but be filled with joy. I feel warm and cozy, wrapped in the knowledge that God’s love is everywhere in my life, present in sunrise and dishes dirtied by my children and the kiss from my husband as he gets home from work.
When I’m giving thanks, I am lighter, not weighed down by the stress, but lifted by gratitude. This changes not only how I feel, but how I act:
“A life contemplating the blessings of Christ becomes a life acting the love of Christ.” – Ann Voskamp
I can tell you that in this season of life, the thanksgiving has slowed greatly as busyness takes its place. It shows up in how I feel and how I treat those around me. Then this shirt showed up on my doorstep:
I think Cents of Style has been reading my mind because I just had to smile and know God was sending me a message with this shirt. The answer to happiness isn’t in doing more or having more – it’s in the gratitude for what we already have surrounding us. I started looking for gifts and wouldn’t you know? I felt warm and cozy and happy because I have so much to be thankful for, even in a stressful season.
“Eucharisteo—thanksgiving—always precedes the miracle.” – Ann Voskamp
This is it, friends. We give thanks because it shifts our focus off of us and gives glory to God, and then comes the miracle – we are changed. Thanksgiving isn’t just a day on the calendar – it is an every day act that will transform us.
And this shirt? You can get it FREE today!
Sorry. I get a little excited about Cents of Style deals. This weekend, when you spend $25, you will get this tee FREE!
Here’s how it works:
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Remember: the code is THANKFUL1 and it will make this brand new t-shirt FREE with any $25 purchase, + FREE SHIPPING! Anything on the Cents of Style site is fair game – any purchase that totals $25 qualifies for the free t-shirt!
Pick out $25 of great items, grab your free tee, and let’s practice gratitude together right now!