Giving Thanks

This is the fourth year I will be spending Thanksgiving abroad. Not that I’m keeping track or anything, but Thanksgiving does happen to be my favorite holiday. Christmas is nice, too, but the gift buying and giving can be stressful. Thanksgiving is nothing but pure eating and enjoying people’s company. And giving thanks, of course.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to make you sit and read me one-sidedly sharing what I’m thankful for this year. (I already did a pretty good job of that two years ago. Man, do I love alliterations..)

I’d just like to give a bit of Thanksgiving advice: Take some time to express your appreciation for the people in your life. Even if you feel corny. Even if those people drive you crazy half the time. Even if you’ve told them before.

Because hearing that kind of thing never gets old. And saying it is important. For you and for them.

A little thanksgiving activity I participated in last night. (Made by all girls, if you couldn’t tell.) Now, off to follow my own advice!

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After living in South Korea for over 7 years, Elizabeth is back in the States finding a new normal. Currently in seminary, she is enjoying unpacking questions of faith in a new context. Amidst the tension of brokenness and conviction, she continues to find grace. And above all else, she continues to pursue the God who inspires childlike wonder.

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