Giving Back

November is officially the month of thankfulness.  More than any other time of the year, right now, we hear this question, what are you thankful for?

Soooo, What am I thankful for? 

What's the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear that question?

Of course, we are all thankful for the Lord and His great sacrifice, but what comes next?  What get's the #2 spot?  Family?  Good health?  Church?  Job?  Friends?  Godly upbringing?  Shelter?

I decided over the next few weeks to pick things that aren't usually in the top ten of most people's thankful list--yet--they are things to be thankful for, so here goes.

I'm thankful for the opportunity to give back.  Over the course of my life, I've had my fair share of both receiving and giving.  The career path my husband and I chose for our lives has given us ample opportunities to give back over the years.

There are many ways to give back, such as, giving back with our finances, our time, our energy, and our talents.

I remember times in my life when I was called on to do things that I was grossly unqualified to do, but the need was present and not going away because I didn't feel confident--no one else was stepping up, so I did.  Sometimes I fell flat on my face, and sometimes I soared.  Looking back, I have no regrets and only thankfulness in my heart for the opportunities I’ve had to give back.

In Acts 20:35 (NET) I believer the writer of this book got it right when he said, "...It is more blessed to give than to receive."

So what's keeping you from giving back?


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