Today, Ncompass had its 4th annual Christmas Festival for the Homeless. It was an amazing event. We had over a hundred willing volunteers, a fully donated turkey dinner with all the fixings, 350+ sleeping bags, hoards of clothes and lots of people to be blessed.
It was so cold today. And even though I had on 5 layers, it was hard to feel my toes and fingers.
When I came home, I immediately jumped in the shower. And I was hit with the gratitude that I have a warm shower to come home to.
I have been trying to create balance in my life in the area of thankfulness. I have high dreams and goals to reach toward, but I need to stop more often and be thankful for where I am and what I have. The goals are important, very important. But I am recognizing that without having gratitude for what I have been given and been able to do, I will never be satisfied when these goals are reached. And I want my thankfulness to move beyond “I’m thankful I’m not in their shoes,” but to be thankful that I have the ability to serve, to reach out, to help, to be a light for people.
What are you thankful for?