Daily Archives: November 1, 2008

Thankfulness (and a blog giveaway contest!)

Cheri has done it, Gary has done it, Farmer*sWife has done it, Tink has done it… the excitement has been contagious, so I am joining the club of bloggie giveaways!

Coming up with a theme, though? That was a little harder… for about 4 seconds!

I recalled how Tink bemoaned the lack of kindness in our world, which was then wonderfully proven to be only a small and pitifully disgusting segment of the population, known as duck killers.

I considered how a lack of contentment leads to selfishness and greed and unhappiness. I thought about the feeling that an unexpected gift brings to both the one who receives the gift AND to the giver. And I thought back to this post.

A thankful heart is a happy heart!

A thankful heart is a happy heart!

Which of course made me think about Madame Blueberry! Because I really like the Stuff Mart rap song I’m a classic Veggie Tales geek Madame Blueberry teaches us all important lessons about thankfulness, contentment, and the addictiveness of Stuff.

Sooooo…

  • What are some things you’re thankful for?
  • What unexpected gifts have you received and/or given? How were these a blessing to you?
  • How do you practice contentment?

Please answer one (or all) of those questions in the comment section for this post, and I will put you in a drawing for a PRIZE. Each person who contributes by answering the question(s) by midnight PST on November 9th will be entered into the drawing! If you want to write your own post about those topics instead of making a long comment, just say so in your comment — I’ll enter you in the drawing after I read your post (be sure to post AND comment before the deadline).

The winner will, of course, have to trust me with his or her real name & address so that I can send the prize through the United States Postal Service. Because I can’t send it through blog comments!