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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

An Attitude of Gratitude

Every year thanksgiving rolls around and suddenly we are supposed to be instantly thankful. We sit around the dining room table and state what were thankful for and often times we go on with our lives as they were prior to the holiday: chaotic and cluttered. However, what if instead we were grateful year round? What is we possessed an attitude  of thankfulness each and every day? 

Tonight at my church we handed out over 70 thanksgiving baskets to those who couldn't afford to purchase a full turkey dinner. We had nearly 2,000 dollars in cash donated in addition to the 45 turkeys donated and the countless canned veggies. I look forward to this event every year. There is something so impactful about this giveaway. It brings me back to focus and alters my perception of people. When you see a single mother crying with gratitude upon receiving a basket, you suddenly realize that there is so much more to life than material things. The principal, "it is better to give than to receive", is a concept that speaks volumes. Often times I get caught up in life's flurries and forget perhaps the most essential Christian value: giving. So this thanksgiving the greatest thing we could possibly do, is adopt an attitude of gratitude, because that seemingly insignificant change can make a world of difference in our lives and the lives of those we encounter each and every day.

Have a blessed thanksgiving! 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

First Things First

     I often find myself wondering, "what's my purpose?" or "how can I make a difference?". Yet, the conclusion I always come to is that I want to be a world changer. For as long as I can recall I have absolutely loved writing. Writing somehow channels my inner creativity and gives me a sense of purpose. The goal of this blog is simply to inspire someone. I love God with all my heart and hope to somehow demonstrate his infinite love for humanity. I love fashion and am a firm believer that personal style can help you find yourself. Music is an enormous part of my life and something I think everyone can relate to. Culture, (Literature, Movies, Music), is something I personally find fascinating. I hope to encourage someone with this blog. Words are powerful, as well as life altering. My goal is to uplift someone and let you know that God loves you more than you could ever imagine.

Nikki Marie