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Message from our Messenger Editor, Andrea McCarthy

posted Nov 4, 2019, 10:29 AM by Bowmansville UMC

November is the time of year when people try to focus on the things they are thankful for in their lives; it is the month we celebrate Thanksgiving after all!

How often do you stop and think about the blessings in your life? Do you ever feel like there are days when the blessings fall short and aren’t plentiful, and you have to really search for something to be thankful for?


Did you know that Gratitude…

shields you from negativity, rewires your brain, eliminates stress, heals, boosts self-esteem and performance, and improves relationships?

Two years ago we started Thankful Jars in our house. At night before getting into bed we write down something from the day we were thankful for and put it in our jar. New Years day we empty the jars and are reminded of the many blessings we received throughout the year.

I encourage you to start a jar or get a journal and write down at least one thing every day that you’re thankful for, even on the hard days… especially on the hard days. Show gratitude to others when it made a difference for you. Praise God for his blessings.

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His name!” – Psalm 100:4