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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Elizabeth holds to simple faith in a complex world. She values the beauty of the everyday and strives for vulnerability with other imperfect humans. She is currently pursuing her MDiv at Fuller Theological Seminary, so when she isn't busy writing academic papers, she is usually out enjoying the LA sunshine. She is constantly learning, laughing, and finding herself in awe of grace.

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