We are crazy, and in the car driving to Canada for a few days! While we won't technically be celebrating American Thanksgiving, we will be abounding in thankfulness as we get to spend time with some dear friends of ours in Calgary.
I hope that today you are able to dwell on the things that you can be thankful for. I know that for many people, the holidays are painful. They can be a reminder of the imperfections of life. They aren't all Hallmark movie-ish.
I want to say to you today - whether you're having a big Thanksgiving bash, or whether today is a painful time for you; whether you feel incredibly appreciative, or you struggle to find something to be thankful for: You are deeply loved by God. You are valuable, important, and cared for. God readily accepts you, with all your mess, and with all your joys. I know this because He accepts me, in my mess, too.
Oh, and a big fat HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! to my gorgeous friend Erin. She wants to share the b-day and holiday celebrations with you, so she's hosting a group giveaway today at her blog! Go enter and hopefully win some sweet stuff! I might just be giving away ad space...