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Today is day eleven on my word a day journey of gratitude. The word is holiday.

The holiday I’m grateful for today is Thanksgiving.

This national holiday of giving thanks goes back to the Puritans fleeing persecution and not only surviving in a new world but actually thriving. Learning from people so much different than themselves they chose to learn not to fight! To be teachable not stuborn. To understand that arrogance would only led them to starvation. They didn’t think the natives owed them  anything instead chose to work hard and not wimp out crying that their lives as they new it were different.

Maybe what’s wrong with us today is we are so busy crying over what we don’t have and thinking we deserve everything that we lost our kindness and understanding.

Keeping in mind everyone always has something to offer each other if we listen. To truly listen is not to hear so we know how to respond but to really hear the other person.

I am grateful for this holiday it reminds me to be thankful but also so much more if you think on it.











Hi, I'm Gwyn a entrepreneur, mom of 2 and a grandma of 2! I had been married for a long time to an abusive alcoholic, this left me feeling broken and forgetting who I really was. I started gwyns day 1 as a way for me to share the awesome way God can heal, restore and give a wonderful life full of purpose and joy. My greatest passion is my family but also helping others . With this blog I hope to share uplifting quotes and stories for a healthy mind body and soul life style, as well as fun with crafts and recipes. Here is my mantra and the whole reason for the name of this blog, what a great reminder that every day is a brand new day we can start fresh and do better. Day One Matthew West from the album Live Forever Buy on Amazon | iTunes

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