While in Nepal recently, a friend and I had a spent several hours talking about life—our concerns, our joys, our lows and our highs. In the end, we reached a mutual decision to not focus on the hard stuff in our personal lives or in future conversations with each other. Instead, we committed to developing an attitude of thanksgiving and to holding each other to the highest in that regard.
We have a Skype call every second week, and during that call we share our “splashes of beauty.” That is, we recall simple things that brought a smile to our faces since we last spoke. These are more often than not just little happenings we’d otherwise overlook.
I’m really enjoying this practice. It’s opening my eyes to see how truly blessed I am, and it’s helping me walk in obedience to God’s command: “No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
Today is Canadian Thanksgiving. It seems appropriate to kick off a “Splashes of Beauty” campaign on my Facebook page. Every day until December 31, I’ll name one splash of beauty. Like my page and join me for this endeavor, if you wish. Share your splashes of beauty with the rest of us, and let’s hold each other to the highest.
Happy Thanksgiving, my fellow Canucks!
Know you are loved,