Giving Thanks, Feeling Gratitude

Posted by Shelley Baur, Author Integrity-Based Communications in Gratitude tagged with , , ,

Gratitude For Grace-St. Luke’s

Historic Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church in ...

As this long, relaxing weekend has come to a close, I am filled with gratitude, giving thanks for a life filled with much more than I ever dreamed possible.

Gratitude For Fr. Richard

On Thanksgiving Day, we celebrated the 70th anniversary of Grace and St. Luke’s churches, now called Grace-St Luke’s, in the heart of Midtown Memphis.  As a community, we are overjoyed with the presence of our new Rector, the Rev. Richard Lawson.  He and his precious family have been with us since August, adding a dimension of excitement, expectancy, and gratitude.

Gratitude For Friends and Prayer Partners

My friend and prayer partner Marva Ballard shared this quote, which magnified my gratitude and appreciation all the more:

Once, when my feet were bare, and I had not the means of obtaining shoes I came to the chief of Kufah in a state of much dejection, and saw there a man who had no feet. I returned thanks to God and acknowledged his mercies, and endured my want of shoes with patience. — Sadi, The Gulistan

My continued wishes for days filled with good food, family, friends, conversation and laughter. As you give thanks around your table, pray for those around the world (and some around your corner) who are much less fortunate.  Whatever your tradition, may you experience more gratitude, thanks, and the holiest of seasons ever.

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