No doubt your inbox is full of messages about Thanksgiving from Black Friday Sales Events to invitations and suggestions on how to observe Thanksgiving and everything in between. I’m going to assume that nobody needs to be sold on the value of gratefulness. So I won’t be writing an inspirational article about gratefulness today! I would like to ask that you take the time you just saved by *not* reading a long article, and instead, reach out to somebody and make a personal connection. Drop an e-mail, write a card, make a phone call, post on their Facebook page, or come up with some other creative avenue. Do it now, before you forget! Then if you have time, maybe you can report back on how it went in the comments below – I think everybody would be encouraged to read your story! In case you can’t think of anybody to thank, here are some ideas. Feel free to use one of these, or suggest your own ideas in the comments. Perhaps you will feel inclined to give the person(s) you choose some token of your appreciation.
I am personally grateful for you and your connection to Snowmass Chapel. I am thankful that so many of you will make people feel special by expressing your love for them. I appreciate that Snowmass Chapel is a sanctuary for the community and a place of love and connection.
Happy Thanksgiving from Snowmass Chapel to You and Yours!
- A teacher (either your teacher or one of your children’s teachers)
- Your pastor or spiritual mentor
- A service industry worker (Servers, Nurses, Mechanics, Check-out Clerks, Firefighters, Policemen, Military, etc.)
- A family member (Spouse, Child, Parent, Sibling, etc.)
- Somebody who has inspired you through their example or by something they said
- A coworker
- Somebody who you haven’t spoken with in years
- A person with whom you have had a difficult relationship
- A random person who you meet in public
- An animal that you love
I love your suggestion to reach out to someone unexpectedly, Paul, and I did so but also want to let you know how much we enjoy the wonderful music you and Michael provide for us. When we are not in Colorado, we livestream the service every
Sunday and we sing along with the hymns and replay special pieces throughout the week. Many thanks for touching our lives with your rich talents.
Jan! Thank you for taking the time to express this encouragement! It’s so cool to hear about people who watch the live stream, because it reminds me that it is an important outreach. We are both grateful to have the opportunity to use what God has given us–Snowmass Chapel is such a unique and special place. Sending much love and many hugs to You and Bob and wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!