Rachel over at Rachel and fierce started up a Grow the Gratitude tag. Thank you Rachel for including me in such a great idea. We do need some positive out there in the world right now. Check out Rachel’s site and her post on her family. You have a beautiful family and I love how close you all are. Your kids will have many things to be grateful for when they are adults
Okay, this is how it works. Every day for seven days, you post one thing you are grateful for or how gratitude was shown on your day.
To grow the gratitude, each day tag a couple people to help it grow. We spend a lot of time always hearing the negativity on the news, social media, or whatever, so lets make it a little bit more thankful.
Post everyday for seven days something that you were thankful for that day. It doesn’t have to be elaborate. It can be simple, or it could be how you showed gratitude to someone or vice versa.
Tag s few fellow bloggers to grow gratitude
Give a shout out to Rachel and fierce, who created the tag and the person who tagged you to join.
I am grateful for the freedoms we have in our country.
One of my favorite freedoms we have in this country is the freedom of religion and part of that is to celebrate Christmas the way we want. There are some places in the world where you are not allowed to do this and that is shocking to me. If you are one of my regular followers you know I did not grow up in a very religious home. Sometimes we would go to Catholic services down the street and a couple of times I attended their vacation bible camp and even volunteered helping the nuns with younger children in the camp when I got older.
I remember the bible story plays we would put on and the games we would all play together after eating lunch. I loved the story of the birth of Jesus and every year at Christmas time I looked forward to seeing my grandmother (father’s side) and her nativity scene she had set up out in her yard and also under her tree.
I have about three sets now that I set up in my home every Christmas. My father grew up in a very religious home and when he married his second wife (not my birth mother) he would attend church regularly every Sunday after that.
So I am grateful I get to celebrate what I believe is a wonderful and beautiful time to spread kindness, to make memories with families, to connect with strangers and spread lots of love. That is why God sent us his son, to teach us all that. It’s always about Loving and caring for one another.
Christmas is not a time of judging others, as it should never be. Take this time to knock on a neighbor’s door with a basket of treats, smile to a stranger you pass and say hello, pass cards with season’s greetings to everyone, donate your time and gifts to those less fortunate. Remember what the holiday represents and pass love and kindness to others this season.
I tag three bloggers that are always so kind in their post. Thank you for that.
Okay, that wraps it up for this tag. For anyone who wants to participate please do and give the credit to Rachel and Fierce because she came up with the idea. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving from all of us at Our Little Red House.
Whoops, one more thing…please check out Nicki’s site at Nichols worth (wordpress.com/read/blogs/160181034). She has been posting everyday about something she is grateful for, a whole months worth of being thankful. Here I was thinking, where am I going to find the time in my busy schedule to do this tag but then I realized “Wait a minute, I do have a lot to be grateful and thankful for, I better share that because I am so blessed that I should shout it out loud and let everyone know how many gifts there are out there each and everyday for us all if we just take the time to look around and think about it”. Oh, and the most important part is to pay that forward, continuing to spread love and kindness out there in a world that desperately needs that right now…tag, you’re all it.