Monday, November 19, 2012

So Thankful, Let's Go Shopping

I'm going to sit around the table on Thursday eating too much film and reflecting on all the things I'm thankful for.

And it's not quite thanksgiving and I'm already starting to obsess about "the gifts." Not the gifts that I'm going to get -- honestly, it's not something I'm thinking about.

Instead, I'm thinking about the gifts for those on our shopping list this years.

Just how I'm thankful for our provisions and wants being met in abundance, so our are our friends and family who we will be shopping for.

At the same time, we want to show love for these people with our gifts, and even more our thoughtfulness in finding the perfect gift.

Some years, we have an incredible batting average it seems, while others years it's a strike out...with all the best intentions.

I'm excited about the gifts I have in mind already for certain people. And I'm stressed about the gifts for those on my list that have blank spaces and question marks next to there names.

And in the midst of the deals, Black Friday advertisements, and eagerness for the Christmas season, I look forward to the pause of Thanksgiving to be thankful together and remember (despite the emphasis on gifts we will soon experience in full force) that we shouldn't loose sight of our blessings, and when possible look for ways to bless others this holiday season.

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