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