Tomorrow, in the US, we’ll go around a table and say what we’re thankful for. I never know exactly what to say. It’s not that I’m ungrateful, but I never know exactly where to start. (And, to be honest, in the worries about what might happen tomorrow, I often forget some of what happened three months ago.)
So I’m offering you some help.
Ask yourself these questions. Tell people coming to dinner that you are going to ask them one of these. (Hey, write a Facebook post answering one of these questions!)
- Who are five people you had helpful conversations with this year? What made the conversations helpful?
- What are three things you read that you remember because they helped you understand the writer or yourself or a problem or an opportunity better?
- What are three experiences that you remember enriching you most? Big, little, long, short, doesn’t matter. What matters is you remember them.
- When were the three best nights of sleep you had this year?
- What were the three most enjoyable meals this year? What did you eat? Who were you with? What, if anything was the event?
- What are the three most inspiring stories you were part of first-hand this year? Not that you read on the Internet, not that you saw on TV. That you somehow were part of.
- What’s the most helpful glimpse of God you got this year?
- What three processes got started this year that you are grateful for?
- What are a couple things you forgot to mention to God this year that you want to take care of now?
The photo is one of Nancy’s favorite conversations, on a beach in Maine.
And this post is taken from my newsletter for ministry leaders, “The Guy Down The Hall“.