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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Thoughts of Thanks and Year End Reflections...


It's been a challenging year for many of us in many ways.
From horrific acts of violence witnessed on the news, to political chaos, to natural disasters, to personal trials and tribulations.

Still, when I woke up this morning to see the vast difference in the weather, the falling leaves that colorfully decorate my front yard, the peaceful calm, the transition of the season, I am reminded of the beauty and divinity in nature, the daily blessings (big and small). The things we may take for granted, if we don't "Stop and smell the roses."

Sometimes when we're mired down and buried under the rubble of life, it's hard to remember the good things--to see the hope and promise in tomorrow. And yet we must.

Instead of focusing on all the negative things going on around us, I invite you to join me in celebrating the richness of life, moving forward.
As we embark upon the holiday season, let's give thanks for liberty; for family and friends; for good food and laughter; for bargain sales; for the joy of children; for creative gifts; for love's passion; for the therapy in music; for chocolate; for health and shelter; and most importantly, for our Saviour.

In this same spirit of gratitude, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Each. And. Every. One. Of. You. For your readership, comments, questions, suggestions, engagement, business support, social media shares, and words of encouragement through the year.

It means more than you know.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful, bountiful, blessed, safe Thanksgiving season!

JEN 

Please note that Pen and Prosper will be on a brief break until December 1st.
I look forward to re-connecting.

 

12 comments:

  1. Jennifer: Thank you for the reminders. We do have a lot to be thankful for, a roof over our heads, central heat, and a loving natural family and church family come to my mind. "This is a day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

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    1. Amen!Thanks so much for your thoughts here, Celeste. Have a great week.

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  2. Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all people you actually realize what you're speaking about!
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  3. We do need reminders. Thank you. Living in Western Oregon we are knee deep in our rain season. Every now and than I force myself away from my desk and go for a nice wet walk. I take a good look at my surroundings. The people, the trees, even the buses and their exhaust. I'm on another day of this journey and it's crazy to think I've made it this far but I have. Sometimes we forget the journey we're on. Every now and than we need a little reminder. Cheers!!!

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    1. Bryan,
      In the words of a famous song "The sun will come out tomorrow."
      Thanks so much for the feedback today.
      Always love to hear from you.

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  4. Oh, Jennifer. You said it perfectly. Enjoy your break and come back only a few pounds up from all that love and turkey. K? God bless you and yours this Thanksgiving.

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    1. Glad it resonated with you, Sue. Sending warm thoughts your way. Thanks for adding to the mix.

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  5. I agree with Susan - you said it well! Counting our blessings here as we gear up for the end of the year. Thank you for what you do for us, keeping us informed and (largely) out of trouble in the writing world. :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  6. Karen,
    Thanks for being among my treasured blessings.
    Sending hugs across the miles.

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  7. In this busy season and with such world chaos, it is easy to forget we have so much to be thankful for. THANK YOU for all you do for your readers. Blessings.

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  8. Lin,
    Thanks so much for your attitude of gratitude. It warms me like a winter blanket.

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