30 Days of Gratitude

October 28, 2013

Photo by Sadie Hernandez via Flickr
Halloween hasn't even come and gone, and yet talk of Christmas is everywhere. 

Stores are decked out with tinsel and garland and trees and pre-pre-pre-Black Friday sales. My kids are starting to see random Santas, and just last week I was asked to set a date for our annual cookie exchange (which I love!).  

The "holidays" are LOOMING -- with all of the good stuff, but also with all of the frantic hustle and bustle. 

I'm already feeling a little anxious about how busy I'll get -- despite my yearly vow not to overdo, to over schedule, to over commit.

And then, to top it off, I rushed right past a friend's greeting last Friday -- completely oblivious to her cheerful presence as I was frantically going from one task to the next. 


How did this happen? How are we already sliding into the too busy holiday routine? How am I too busy to hear and see and witness the real things, the good things, the beautiful things revealed every day?  

How do I put the brakes on, slow it down, stop and BREATHE? 
Feeling the same? Want to join Kendra, Kristin and I as we intentionally pause, daily, to notice God's handiwork? 

We are launching 30 Days of Gratitude, a thankfulness project where we daily seek beauty, goodness and, most importantly, God -- culminating with Thanksgiving (can you think of a better run-up to a holiday all about being THANKFUL?!). 

It's easy to join the fun, won't you join us on The Ruth Experience Facebook page?

Or, if Facebook isn't your thing, you can join the fun on The Ruth Experience Twitter page! Just be sure to use #30daysofgratitude so we can see everyone's pictures!

 We will be posting a daily photo, a note about what we are thankful for and a scripture. We'd LOVE to see everyone's thankfulness notes take over Facebook, over Twitter and over social media as we all pause to see God's handiwork in the big, the small and everything in between! 

See you on Facebook and Twitter!

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