“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up,
just as in fact you are doing.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:11, NIV
Thanksgiving Devotional Day 20
When you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, it’s easy to say that you’re thankful for your friends and family. But why not take the concept even deeper this year? Write each of your loved ones a list of 10-25 reason you’re grateful for them.
You may want to include funny items like “I’m grateful you’re willing to get lost with me in the rain.” But you can also include more serious reasons like, “I love the way you always listen to what I’m saying.”
You can also use your list to encourage your loved ones in their unique gifts and callings. For example, you might tell your friend who’s a nurse that you’re grateful for her gift of healing or that you love her empathetic heart.
Another thing you can do is bring up sweet memories together. Remind your receiver about that day the car was lost in the rain or the moment you both slipped on the freshly waxed floor at the mall.
Your list doesn’t have to be long or detailed to be meaningful. Just write from the heart and let the words flow.
God, thank you for the gift of my loved ones! Let each list I write highlight their best qualities and encourage them on their journeys.