November is upon us, and with it, changing leaves, cooler weather and rich colors.
Fall has got me thinking a lot about gratefulness. This isn't just your usual "what are you thankful for?" asked around the dinner table on Turkey day, when everyone's answer is either family or Jesus. Thankfulness is often found. It comes upon us when we realize we've been given gifts that we may not deserve. Profound thankfulness makes the heart swell for a time.
Gratefulness, however, is cultivated. Gratefulness comes from a heart that knows it doesn't deserve gifts, but lives out of worthiness anyway. Gratefulness comes slowly, gently, in small acts and everyday decisions. It can swell like a wave, but the effects last longer than the crash on the shore. Gratefulness circles our lives in rhythms.
This month, I'm challenging you and me to cultivate #GratefulRhythms. Instead of "finding" something you're thankful for each day, intentionally incorporate people, places, things and events that grow gratefulness in you.
I want to see gratefulness growing in our community. Post photos of your Grateful Rhythms on Instagram or Facebook, using #GratefulRhythms. Let's fill these spaces, along with our hearts, with gratefulness.