Did you know thanks and giving go hand in hand? Here are 7 ways to give thanks to God for His blessings beyond the Thanksgiving table and holiday feast.
A Gracious Plenty
Thanksgiving Day sets a great tradition for thanking God for all He’s done. We each have our own share of abundant blessings and certainly have plenty of reasons to give God our thanks.
The holiday is a wonderful opportunity to gather with family and set aside a special time to give thanks. And our family loves Thanksgiving Day more than other day of the year.
It’s easy to give our thanks around the feast–with our bellies full and hearts warmed within the moment.
But what about the not so festive moments?
How can we offer a life of thanksgiving in our daily moments when life is hectic, when we’re stressed from the waiting, or during other moments somewhere in between?
Thanks and giving go hand in hand.
We offer our thanks when we give from our blessings. We show our sincerest gratitude and thankfulness when we offer the hope and encouragement we have from our own experiences to someone else.Giving thanks extends greater distances when we reach out toward others. #GiveThanks Click To Tweet
Through simple efforts and small thoughtful gestures, we can serve God from a heart of thanksgiving by sharing our gratitude with everyone else.
7 Ways to Give Thanks
It doesn’t have to be something difficult or expensive, either. Here are 7 Super Easy Ways to Give Thanks:
1. Pay it forward.
When someone surprises you with unexpected help or a thoughtful gesture, be inspired to surprise someone else with your own simple act of kindness.
2. Handwrite a thank-you.
In today’s world, handwritten notes have become a lost art. Dust off the stationery and notecards, grab a pen, and send a heartfelt handwritten letter to someone you appreciate.
3. Support a cause.
Donate time or money to an organization in honor of a co-worker or friend. Our family and friends are involved in all sorts of community services. By joining their efforts, we’re not only contributing to their cause, we’re encouraging our loved ones by giving our support to what matters to them.
4. Send a sweet treat.
Bake cookies or a chocolate surprise. Everyone loves a sweet treat.
5. Make it public.
Show your appreciation in front of an audience. Everyone enjoys a pat on the back for a job well done. Express your gratitude within a group setting to encourage each other.
6. Send an e-card.
Does someone need encouragement right now? E-cards are quick and great for sending thanks to distant friends.
7. Simply say, “Thanks!”
We never tire of hearing, “Thank you.”
“Thanks” brings a smile.
“Thanks” pushes us forward with encouragement.
“Thanks” is a great place to start.
This season, share your thankfulness by giving to others.
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