ThankfulIt’s Thanksgiving week and I’m excited.

Traffic on the interstates will soon be moving at a snail’s pace. Do you have to experience it? One year, traffic was so bad my younger brother turned his car off while sitting on the interstate to conserve gas. It’s crazy.

Airports are equally as hectic. Not only are there thousands of people trying to fly home, but then the weather could change quickly create a logistical nightmare.

Why do we do it?

Why do we endure the hassle of traveling this week every year?

What makes it so special?

Whether with neighbors, friends or family, we long to slow down, gather together, break bread and reflect on all they have to be thankful for in our lives. What and who are you thankful for this year?

This morning I woke up feeling very thankful for YOU. Philippians 1:3 is a verse that’s very near and dear to my heart and it applies to each one of you:

I thank my God every time I remember you.”

I am serious. I know it sounds cliche but I am so very  thankful for each of you….

  • For sticking by my side all these years.
  • For sharing my posts with friends on your social media.
  • For writing comments to keep the conversation going.
  • For encouraging me through private Facebook messages and emails.

Whenever I think no one is out there and I should just stop writing, one of you will reach out and share what a post meant to you.

Not only have you faithfully read here, but many of you continue to support the work I do in the anti-trafficking movement and have subscribed to read my Rescuing Hope posts as well. You have no idea what this means to me.

You are a part of my ministry and I am forever grateful to have you along on this journey with me. To think anyone would take the time to read what I have written is a very humbling experience. You have dedicated so much of your time to reading what I write each week, I wanted to dedicate this post to you, my readers. Thank you for spurring me on [Proverbs 27:17].

I want to encourage you to take some time out of your week to reach out to those who you are thankful for and let them know what they mean to you? It will take time and it may even feel a bit awkward, but you will bless them. Share how they’ve impacted your life. I couldn’t let this week go by without letting you know how impactful you’ve been in mine. Happy Thanksgiving!