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Becoming a Woman of Thanksgiving
by Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur
02/23/05
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How to Become a Woman of Thanksgiving by Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

It can be a challenge to be thankful. After all, it often seems so much easier to complain. The bills are piling up, the boss wanted the project done yesterday and it is barely begun, the children want to be brought someplace and don't want to eat what is on the table for dinner, and the laundry isn't going to do itself! Any number of life's little annoyances can push us into complaining mode. Lamentation is a valid prayer. We are right to bring our cares and concerns to God, to offer up our stress. But thanksgiving is an important part of prayer also. We are often eager to petition God for our needs, but less likely to say "Thank you" when a prayer has been answered.

So, how then, do we become a woman of thanksgiving? Begin by looking around. Thank God for another day of life, the nature that surrounds us. Do you have a roof over your head, food on the table? Thank God for those. Are your children screaming through the house? Stop and thank God that they are healthy enough to run and play, and yes, even fight with each other! Any time when you feel a complaint bubbling to the surface, take a moment to breathe and survey the situation. Is there any silver lining hiding below the surface that could possibly be a reason for thanks? If so, thank God for that. When petitioning God for a need, always add a prayer of thanksgiving for the answer, whether it is the answer desired or not. Like any habit, with practice, becoming a woman of thanksgiving should become easier.


Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur is editor of "The Spiritual Woman Newsletter" - providing information and inspiration for women who seek to deepen their relationship with God. http://www.spiritualwoman.net and author of "Letters to Mary from a Young Mother" (iUniverse, 2004). She resides in Springfield, MA with her husband and two young sons.




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jared broach 23 Feb 2005
Great concept! As one becomes "A Woman of Thanksgiving" It acts as a model for society and it is contageous. Children become more thankful, Men become more thankful, and then those being apreciated feel important. So important that they will now go and spread that same love to someone else because of the great experience in their heart. God bless you.




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