Thanksgiving comes before Christmas

A best selling author once challenged a group with the thought that when we forget to express our gratitude, a sense of entitlement will easily creep into our lives. And when that attitude gets a foothold, we become less generous (a nice way of saying we get a bit selfish).

Maybe it’s not a coincidence that Christmas, a time of giving, follows our time of thanks. This order reminds us that as we stay mindful of how blessed we are, we will deeply desire to be a blessing to others.

Tony Bridwell, taken from LinkedIn

Another author said it this way …

Is the gratitude that flows out of your life as abundant as the grace that flows into you life?

So bounce these ideas around that brain of yours. Choosing gratitude will transform your life.

Glean so much from these two authors … Nancy Leigh DeMoss Wolgemuth and Tony Bridwell.





One response to “Thanksgiving comes before Christmas”

  1. Doris Marshall Avatar
    Doris Marshall

    Todd, I am so grateful, thankful and blessed and I try to never forget that each day. I love what you said about Thanksgiving – I don’t like the fact that it kind of gets pushed in the shadows because people start focusing on Christmas before we have Thanksgiving. I personally refuse to decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving Day. Obviously they are both very important but should be celebrated in order. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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