Happy Thanksgiving 2013

A thankful heart makes everyone a better human being, opening that heart up to God’s blessings and His joy. And there’s so much to be thankful for. When I’m down, I start being thankful for, first of all, Who God is. He is everything the human heart is made to crave and whatever your circumstances, turning your heart toward Him will find you unexpected joy.

I am thankful for heroes who are willing to be away from home and family on this day:

thanksgiving for our troops 2013

I hope they can feel the love and prayers of loved ones across the ocean.

I’m thankful for friends and family.

For work – we started our own business together this year and it’s been exceeding our expectations above everything we could ask or think.

For the things in life that make life meaningful, and the little things that make it fun.

I’m thankful for a husband who is also my best friend and the most awesome business partner, for how he keeps me cheered up and seeing the beautiful side of life. I’ve never gotten any other answer from him when I ask “what makes you happy, Nate?” than, “seeing you happy,” and it’s doubtful I ever will.

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”  
-John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Here are some we can express our gratitude this year.

From love146:

On behalf of the children we serve, we give thanks to you.

Thank you for helping us protect, defend, restore and empower boys and girls all around the world.

This beautiful post will touch your heart: http://www.love146.org/blog/the-children-saw-it-first/

rescue children through love146

Send a Christmas card or a donation on behalf of a loved one to help Love146.

International Justice Mission is on the front lines of rescue. They are my heroes.

Use this IJM Gift Catalog to buy your gifts this year:

ijm catalog gift giving 2013

Pray for the 27 million slaves who have yet to find rescue and hear of God’s love.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.