Now is the season to be grateful, to show thanksgiving for all that we have and all that we have received. As we gather with family and friends this season we should ponder on the many blessings that we have in our country. Men and women give their lives each day in devotion to this country and in devotion to you; so that you are able to enjoy freedom and liberty. As you spend time with your friends and family during this holiday season, remember those that are separated from their loved ones. As you gather around the table, I encourage you to take time and reflect on the things that fill your heart with gratitude. What in your life are you grateful for? Your family? Your friends? Your job? Your freedom? Your health?  How do you express your gratitude? Give a gift? Invest your time? 

What step will you take to show your thanks? 

Here’s a great gift idea and a great way to express your gratitude!

~ Abigail Waters, 180living contributor






  • Love the post & the heart of the author. Gratitude is becoming more rare which is so sad. We need to show more to those we know and love and those who pass briefly through our lives.

  • Wonderful writing. Yes, God has blessed us with so much to be grateful for and thankful for. May we truly share His love with those around us that need it and be reminded of all that we have been given this season. Thank you.

    Martin Herrmann
  • This is such a good reminder! Everyday we need to thank Our Lord for waking up, the air in our lungs and the capability to face the day. Through him we find our strength. Thank you for this message Abigail!
    May God bless and keep gratitude in all our hearts this season and into eternity!

    Erin Russell
  • Thank you for reminding me of all that I have to be thankful for this holiday season. I am blessed with a wonderful family and awesome friends. I will remember to pay it forward and not take anything for granted.

  • Thank you for the reminder that we have so much to be grateful for in our lives. It’s so easy to forget or focus on the difficult things that we are going through or facing but the blessings that we each receive far outweigh the struggle.


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