Have you ever heard the phrase, what you choose to focus on expands? I think there is real merit in this statement – especially when it comes to counting your blessings.
Just to make sure we’re on the same page, I looked up these terms in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
Gratitude – the state of being grateful; THANKFULNESS
Thankful (adjective): conscious of benefit received; expressive of thanks; well pleased (GLAD)
With the holidays right around the corner – I take this time to reflect on what I’m grateful for. Having a way to keep track – either in a journal or on your phone – can help you focus on what you’re grateful for and not what you’re missing out on. I like to write 2-3 down DAILY!
You know how I am about research…there is ALOT of research confirming the importance of writing down (or recording) what you’re grateful for. It keeps it front of mind!
Now, I have one product and one book that relates to gratitude that I’d like to share. One is called Turkey on the Table and is a turkey created for you to add feathers with your own words of gratitude. My friend from high school co-created this product as a way to instill gratitude in her children and what’s really cool – a portion of each turkey sold goes to Feeding America so it’s an all-around amazing product! And if you don’t have one, I highly recommend you starting that tradition with your family this holiday season.
OK…the second thing I’d like to visit about is a new book! I am thrilled to share in the joy of my IG friend’s new book being out – Gather and Give by Amy Hannon. She is the owner of Euna Mae’s – a kitchen store in Northwest Arkansas.
Amy Hannon has a special gift for hospitality. She has written her second book called Gather and Give and I am thrilled to announce that I have TWO signed copies to give away! Hooray! I was so happy to meet her in real life and share in her amazing accomplishment of writing this new book. The book launch party was in the darling, historic Rogers, Arkansas downtown which was truly magical. We met at Onyx Coffee and she threw quite a party! The details were so special including a volunteer project that helped put together food packages for local kids. Along with hospitality, she has a BIG heart for service.
Her platform on biblical hospitality really shares a message of not having to worry about the way your house looks – and just focus on opening your home or delivering that meal. She is on a mission to encourage others to release any and all unrealistic hosting expectations and utilize everyday hospitality.
If you are interested in entering the drawing, please go to my website, sharingpassionandpurpose.com and sign up to be on my email list. I am trying to grow this area and will start SHARING a monthly update in 2023 with guest info, quotes, resources and continue some fun give away’s!
I’ll draw TWO NAMES from those who sign up for my email list on Thursday, December 1st at 4pm CST. Must sign up by NOON on Thursday, December 1st to be considered. Names will be drawn at random. This contest is only sponsored by Nancy Moore through the Sharing Passion and Purpose Podcast.
As I wrap up, I want you to know that I am grateful to you – those who show up and listen to my podcast, those guests who have been a part of it and my friends and family who continue to cheer me on!
So now I want to encourage you to sign up on my website to receive my email, look into starting your own holiday tradition with a Turkey on the Table AND start incorporating gratitude into your daily practice.