Today is the fist day of November! I can’t believe that Christmas will be here in just seven weeks. But before the Christmas holiday festivities begin, we have the chance to celebrate Thanksgiving, a time to focus on our gratitude, for the gifts and blessings in our lives.
From now through Thanksgiving, sixteen bloggers are going to be sharing what it means for them to have an Attitude of Gratitude. (Click here for the complete list of posts).
Join us Monday through Friday, and feel welcome to share your own stories as well in the comments sections of each post.
My first guest is one of the sweetest people I’ve met as a blogger. She has incredible talent and a huge heart, and she’s an adoptive mama, like me. I know you will all be as thrilled as I am to welcome her.
Hi there Simply Klassic Home readers, I’m Vanessa!
When I’m not vacuuming up Legos (on accident of course!) and having tea parties which include stuffed animals, I am co-author, along with my sister Heather, of the blog At the Picket Fence.
There you will find everything from DIY and home improvement projects to recipes, crafts and the everyday stuff of life.
Mostly, you will find a community which we hope is warm and welcoming to all who stop by!
Kristin has become a cherished friend (isn’t she the best?!!) and it is an absolute honor to be here with you today kicking off this amazing Attitude of Gratitude Series. No pressure being first!
I hope you hear my heart coming through in my words and that it blesses you in some way.
with a huge smile on her face. This seemingly ordinary occurrence has become an
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers/sisters, whenever you face trials of many
kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not
“What is our greatest goal for our children?”
parents we will have done our job properly if our children grow up to be
state of pursuing the things that I think will make them, or me, happy.
really touch you. It’s how you react to your circumstances that shapes you.
That’s between your ears, and that affects the ‘real you’.” Anne Ortlund in
“Disciplines of the Heart”
But, what happens when things aren’t going our way?
even be grateful for the pain.
same again. But, the good news about pain is that once you’ve experienced it,
It’s up to you to decide which version that will be.