Peace family, what unusual thing or person are you thankful for today?
Last weekend, I got to take a teenager to the circus who had never been before, and we loved it! From the singing of the national anthem (complete with a girl riding an elephant, proudly waving the American flag) to the last colorful, toe-tapping finale, we loved every minute of it. In fact, I loved it so much, that I was inspired to write a thank you card to the folks at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey. It seems like people often complain about and distrust the circus. I doubt they get many letters of gratitude, but I wanted to make sure that they know that I appreciated how family-friendly the show was, how skilled the performers were, and even how well this particular circus cares for their animals and leads the Asian elephant conservation efforts in Florida.
Peace family, who can you encourage today? Who do you know, or who are you thankful for, that as far as you know, doesn’t usually get thanked?
Is it time to write a simple thank you card to show your appreciation for an aunt, a teacher, an athlete, or a congressman? What about a parent, a very kind retail employee, or even a restaurant where your family has shared many special memories?
I want to challenge you to think outside of the box. Make a call, shoot an email, write a letter, and let someone know that you are thankful for them! Who knows, it might even create a friendship, or God might use you to share his gospel of love and reconciliation with them. Anyway, just a few thoughts from your friendly, neighborhood Kat!