Tis’ the season for giving thanks, right? There are thankful Facebook statuses, and thankful hashtags to follow on Twitter, and daily Instagram snaps of things we’re thankful for. It’s almost like it’s easier to give thanks in this late autumn season when so many others are giving thanks together.
But what about the rest of the year, on the regular days, in the regular moments, of our regular life? When difficult or even awful things find us? When we get stuck in the monotony of the every day? When the thanks feel few and far between, hard to find?
These are the times, the non-November times, when we need a nudge. A reminder to give thanks in all times—good and bad, easy and difficult, strong and weak.
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
– 1 Thessalonians 5:18
I love this elegant reminder that hangs on my living room wall, right in the middle of my home’s main traffic. It gently nudges my heart to remember that giving thanks may be a part of all my days, no matter how they are going. And it reminds me to jump on the thanks giving train when it’s a little easier, because it seems the rest of the world is doing it (and sometimes positive peer pressure is a great gift!).
We would love to help you remember to give thanks in all your days—and to celebrate this month of Thanksgiving with you—so we’re giving away 50 of these Give Thanks Metal Wall Hangings from DaySpring, one for you and one for a friend! To enter, simply leave a comment and tag a friend who you’re thankful for this year (be sure to share this post on social media and let them know you tagged them so they can come enter too!).
Don’t delay—the giveaway is only open until Wednesday, November 26th!
Update: this giveaway is now closed and all winners have been notified via email – congratulations! And a huge “thank you” to all of you who commented and loved your friends so well through your words!
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what a great Thanksgiving giveaway!
My gratitude is to God for every breath, every new morning and our freedom to say so in our great America! Thank you God!
Beautiful way to see a daily reminder.
Giving thanks takes the weight off a load.
I’d have to tag all the folks who come to church’s cafe
as they daily remind me to be thankful.
A meal given in His name.
We’re all outsiders without Christ.
Martha Smith says
It is a wonderful reminder when plaques and other inspiring “signs” around our homes. I know since I no longer work due to crippling rheumatoid arthritis/wheelchair patient. It helps so much to see a beautiful calendar and looking at the photo, and one little plaque I have, Prov 3:5-6 and yes Lord, I will trust.
I think one of the neatest things the Lord does when we look “at the means of drawing us to the Lord’s help, and to lighten our load” there is a name which the Holy Spirit brings to your heart. Often it is one that makes you smile, ((hugs)) or another is to say a prayer right then for that person. Thanks, I am so mindful during this time how grateful I am for my parents. They are in heaven, but they encouraged me, and showed me the way to Jesus from a tiny tot. What a great heritage and also what a wonderful thought, Thank you Jesus, Jesus paid it all. And then I can make that day a renewed day after all. Martha Smith
Marla Smith says
This simple sentence reminds me to give thanks to my Lord and God. When I am in a mindset of thanking Him, I am then able to truly praise Him and worship Him!
Hi. I’m leaving a comment, but I’m unsure of how to ‘tag a friend’ just in a comments section of the blog….
Sometimes just having a reminder like this will make the difference in the quality of one’s entire day!
Anna Rendell says
Hi Tami – just tell us why you’re grateful for a particular friend =) We’d love if you’d then let her know you wrote about her here!
This is amazing 🙂
Bev Duncan @ Walking Well With God says
It’s 3 am here and I’ve been up for quite awhile tonight…can’t sleep because my heart aches for my prodigal son. I remember being up with him in the night for a long time when he was a baby…I just didn’t know I’d be up all night for him as a young adult. Still, I will give thanks to God for all my many blessings. The Lord has truly been good to me. Yes, I need a reminder to always give thanks – not just in “Thanksgiving season”. I am going to tag my good friend Lisa who is going through a divorce. So thankful for her friendship.
Anna Rendell says
Oh Bev, as always, thanks for joining in the conversation and sharing your story. Blessings and peace, friend.
Beautiful wall hanging and a great visual reminder to count your blessings constantly! Would share with a friend! 🙂
I’m so very thankful that my daughter Kate and I made it through her teenage years and that she has become the wonderful young woman that she is. We have so much to be thankful for. God bless.
what a wonderful reminder – and would love to have one for myself and my daughter who i am so thankful for!
Holly Barrett says
Grateful for many friends and family this year. Especially my friend, Charlotte, who always gives me a laugh, prays for me, and is a great travel buddy!
So thankful for this reminder to give thanks in the good and the bad :).i do not have social media so I cannot tag a friend but I am thankful for my dear friend Reagan 🙂
Melanie Vanlaningham says
I am thankful for a Savior who doesn’t give up on me even when I give up on myself. I am thankful that my best gift this year will be my first grandchild due just before Christmas. I am thankful for my Grandmother who loved me unconditionaly and blessed me over and over as she passed from this earth to her heavenly home. I am thankful for a loving husband and three grown children who have taught me so much about grace as we’ve maneuvered through many joys and heartaches together. I am thankful for community. I am thankful for Bev Duncan and her encouraging and faithful heart. I would like to share the Give Thanks with her!
Bev Duncan @ Walking Well With God says
I am SO thankful for you my early morning quiet time buddy! Your comment brought tears to my eyes. Thanking God for you as well! God bless you 🙂
Lisa Smith says
I am very thankful for Jesus and His many, many blessings on my family. I am also very thankful for my family and friends’ support — especially this very rough, past year! I would like to tag my wonderful friend, Cathy who has been one of the best supporters and friends I could have! But, I too need this constant reminder in my life.
I’m thankful for my sister. Even though we live half a country away from each other, we’re closer now than we ever were.
Such a beautiful reminder! I’d love to put this on my wall and give one to my friend Lena.
What a beautiful visual reminder to give thanks. In the hurry of our world I desperately want to slow down and give thanks often in my day. I would give one to my friend Chanin who is a little bit farther on the road of life then me…she has helped me to see the importance of living daily surrendered to God. That there is peace there, that he will bless my obedience and that I am enough, just as I am!
I would love this! And I pick my mom as my friend 🙂 Tamara Wilhelm
Thank you, that sign is such a lovely reminder! I will tag my friend Lisa who is fighting cancer for the third time! So thankful for her, and the many blessings in my life! <3
Tammy Hopkins says
As soon as I saw the picture of the Give Thanks I thought, I need to get me one of those! It’s a beautiful reminder.
I am thankful for my mother in law Lynn, for many reasons, but specifically when she showed up at my house this weekend with a little gift bag of socks, body stuff, and some other girlie stuff I needed. She knows we live on one income and any extra money goes to the 3 little ones so mama has to do without. But she also knows sometimes mama needs some things too. Put a smile on my face all weekend! I am a blessed daughter in law.
Lisa Derrick says
I love Thanksgiving time but would love the reminder all year to be thankful. I am tagging my friend Jan – who has always encouraged thankfulness – for years she has kept a gratitude journal – daily taking time to be thankful.
This is such a beautiful wall hanging – I would love to share it with my friend also. thanks for the encouragement and giveaway!
I am thankful for my 2 daughters in law and how God is continuing to grow our relationships!
I’m thankful for my friend Lisa. She and I share the same passion for gratitude and receiving life as a gift.
Give thanks in all things. That is something that I am desperately clinging to this holiday season. My husband has left me and my 2 boys. We will navigate these upcoming days with thankfulness in the midst of out heartache.
Kat Cannon says
This is a wonderful idea and I’m so glad you’re doing it. After all, thanksgiving is the way we enter the courts of God all year round (Psalm 100). I’m particularly thankful for my friend, Shawn, who volunteers two days of her week to help me in ministry. Volunteers. No pay. Just to help me do what God is calling me to do. She’s awesome.
iris brooks says
Love the wall hanging. Would love to have one for myself and my friend Vivian but not sure how to tag her.
Love the idea of giving thanks at all times. What a wonderful reminder!
What a perfect reminder for my day today and everyday. I’m so thankful for my sister, Gretchen. I thank God that even though we have always lived so far apart, our love for each other and our common love for Jesus always keeps us close.
Missy Robinson says
I’m so thankful for my friend Sharon – we used to be neighbors and I miss being close!
I’m so thankful for my friend Jo. She has really been there for me during a really stressful year.
Jeanne Takenaka says
I love the reminder to be thankful throughout the year. I keep a journal of thanksgivings, but there are days when it’s hard to think of anything to write in it.
And that “Give Thanks?” Just beautiful! If I win, I would give it to my friend, Tina. She’s been my heart-friend since I was ten years old. We’ve gone different ways at times in our lives, but she is still a blessing. As a single mom, she does so much for her children, and she inspires me.
I’m not sure how to tag her here, but I’ll share this on social media. 🙂
Anna Rendell says
Jeanne, that’s perfect. Thanks for sharing your story about Tina – love it!
I’m so thankful for my Mom, my best friend, my biggest cheerleader! 🙂 Would love to win this and give it to her as a reminder that I “give thanks” for her each and every day! Thank you for the opportunity and good luck to all!!
Margie maierle says
I would share with my friend Jessica!!
Love this and a great way to share our thanksgivings. I would give this to my mom who is so sweetly walking me through the hardest season of my life. I can’t imagine life without her; I treasure her and give thanks for her godly presence in my life.
Kathy Wilshire says
Not on fb but would love one of these for my home & to give a friend!
Amy C. says
Thank you for the opportunity! I am thankful for bloggers who take time out of their busy lives to encourage others! I don’t know how to tag in blog comments, but I am sharing the giveaway with my mom, my aunt, and my cousins!! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!
Meghan Kidd says
What a wonderful reminder! I would love to win one for me and my precious mother. Thank you!
Jennifer Ryan says
Thank you for doing this. It is so beautiful! I am thankful for so many friends but I will tag Lisa in this post.
Heather P. says
I’m thankful for my husband…
Love this hanging…and would share with my little Sis.
Amy Schriber says
I am thankful for this season! And for always having a reason to be thankful…my Lord Jesus! Thank you for such a beautiful reminder of Thanksgiving.
I am thankful for my husband, my mom, and my kids! @johnschriber
I am thankful for my Friend Myrna. She listens and never gives advice unless I ask. She is patient and wise. I thank God for her.
I am thankful for so much, Today I am especially thankful for the blue cranes that I saw on my way to work. What an elegant bird they are. Holly Rushing, I am tagging you here because I am thankful for you as well 🙂
Deborah Steenland says
I have always loved Thanksgiving with my family around the table. This year I am far from home & those I love. It’s hard to read Facebook posts & blogs on gratitude all at once. It would be better for me to be reminded to be grateful everyday instead of for a season. I would share with my friend Kelly Who would also love the reminder through out the year.
Amy M. says
God has so graciously blessed me with “true” friends. These are special friends who are always there for me and lift me up when I need it. Simply put, I am so thankful for the gift of true friendship. Being a single mom can be so lonely and very hard at times, but with my beloved sisters the journey is so much sweeter.
I’m so thankful for my friend Natasha. Not only have we been friends since childhood but she’s the best listener and always knows how to put Gods word right into my life when I need it. I’m so thankful for her.
Lacey C says
I am so thankful for a new friend Janell who has been refreshing, authentic, and genuine!
Kim j says
Thankful all year around for my dear friends Debbie and Darla, who have stood with me thru thick and thin. I am so thankful for my salvation in my Lord Jesus Christ.
Heading into Thanksgiving week and I realizing that life is just busy and in the craziness of it all, I haven’t been taking time to focus on giving thanks in all things. Thanks for the reminder and what a beautiful visual to remind us to give thanks!
Elaine Pool says
My friend Debbie & I are going to be those old ladies you see tearing around in golf carts in a retirement community – breaking the speed limit! I’m so thankful for her (and you good people here)
I am thankful for a job to go to and that God provides work for me. I’d like to tag my friend Linds who lives faraway but still encourages me and brightens many days. Thank you for sharing this lovely wall piece!
Elizabeth S. says
Love the giveThanks wall art! I will tag my daughter who is such a blessing to me. I have a few others that I will also tag, it is just so hard to choose. I hope we get picked to win! 🙂
I am so thankful for so many blessings!! God has been so good to me. I’m grateful for my friends that have been so supportive of me thru my hard times being unemployed this year and so many issues with my health. God has been faithful. I’m working again and I’m getting better too. I’ll tag my friends in FB. When I share
I am thankful for my aunt and friend…Betsy! She has been a blessing in my life this past decade!
So grateful for all my friends, new and old! I would tag my friend best friend Stephanie (over a decade of friendship there!), but also all my new friends through volunteering overseas- the bonds we formed through living, working, and sharing together are priceless! So grateful!
I am thankful for my oldest daughter, Christine – who turned 30 this year! She is a friend as well as my daughter – so sweet and beautiful inside and out!
Joy B Rudolph says
I’m so thankful for my best friend, Christine 🙂
This is such a beautiful reminder to give thanks always. I’m very thankful for my mom and our relationship. I would love to give one to her!
We have so much to be thankful for. I am so grateful for my church family/friends. This giveaway is such a beautiful reminder!
I adore this. It’s totally fitting for my life at the moment. I would share one with my grandmother, because I know she would love it. This is so great 🙂
Davonne Parks says
I love that wall art! I’d hang it on the wall in my freshly painted (but still bare) hallway. I’d like to tag my friend Lara who lives many miles away but has been my BFF since 5th grade!
What a beautiful sign to have on the wall! Ever since I read Ann Voskamp”s book on gratitude I have tried to be more intentional about being grateful, but I so often forget. What great reminder it would be to read the words Give Thanks every day! I am thankful for my friend, Cindy, and I think she would also love one of these to hang on her wall.
I would love this ‘give thanks’ wall decoration for my mom and I. She has always taught me the importance of giving thanks in all circumstances and now I am teaching my daughter the same. My house is decorated with verses and quotes to remind me of His goodness and to help focus more on the promises than the problems, so this would be a great addition! Thank you and blessings!
Jane Wood says
I would love to have the “give thanks” wall art. It has been a theme that my husband and I have been talking about since September when we went to a great conference at Billy Graham Conference Center-The Cove. I would like to tag our daughter who lives in northern Virginia. Though we don’t get to physically see them as much as we would like to, we stay in close contact through phone calls, emails and Skype. God is good and I thank Him for what He has given us.
I’m thankful for my friend Sarah who invited me to her church and her small group this year, and has been intentional about our friendship and fellowship. <3
Christine Althoff says
I am so thankful for my dear friend and accountability partner, Ashley Sanders. She is a true testament to what faith and loyalty to God’s leading, love and commandments can do in a home, a marriage, in a person’s soul.
What a wonderful giveaway, thank you! I’m so thankful for my friend Corey. She has been amazingly supportive during some tough times recently and can always make me laugh.
Chris Tucker says
I am so thankful for my friend, Godmother and Auntie. She is always there for me, loves me no matter what, treats me with kindness and respect, and has even opened her home to me during a transition in my life. God is so good and I thank Him everyday for creating her and allowing her to be such an important part of my life. I have so much to be thankful for and also try to give thanks everyday. It is hard to feel bad when you feel thankful. You realize how blessed you really are.
So beautiful! I’m thankful for my friend Elizabeth … life would be so different without her.
So thankful for so many people! Today I would like to high light my wonderful friend Jennifer. Love you for who you are and for who God created you to be. Thanks for being such an encouragement to me!! Thank you to our heavenly Father who gave you to me when I needed you most and keeps showing me what a treasure you are!
And I love you, Nancy. The Lord’s timing is perfect and He knows better than we what (who!) we’ll need to be in our lives as a conduit for the Spirit’s work. That ‘when I needed you most’ timing has been more than balanced out. Thank you for your love, for being more than available, for your godly prayer and wisdom.
I am so thankful for my two precious sons. And my mama Kathy
What an amazing friend I have in Jesus !
Cristal Falkner says
This is such a pretty decoration with a wonderful message behind it! I would love to have this in my home.
My dear friend Jennifer Allen would love this as well. firstname.lastname@example.org
Elin Griffin says
I am thankful for my friend, Alyssa. This would be a very meaningful gift to share with her.
I have so much to be thankful for. My husband and my kids are my extra special blessings. I would tag my friend Tammy because she has inspired me and encouraged me as we both see the amazing ways God is moving in the lives of the women we serve.
It is always so important to be thankful, even in the hard seasons of life – There is always something to be thankful for!
This is a wonderful reminder and a great give away!
I am thankful for my wonderful husband, my family and my great friends Lindsey and Lacey!
sarah cantrell says
I am thankful for my friend Julie who has gone through a painful divorce and is raising two boys by herself. She is my inspiration.
Kristie G. says
I am thankful for my friend Linda. She has such an amazing calm and sweet spirit. I love how I can talk to her about anything. Linda is not on social media so I don’t know how to tag her or post. Thank you for this giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving!
This morning during my quiet time a song of praise and “thanksgiving” came upon my heart, so I sang to our Lord…’I will bless you O Lord, I will bless You O Lord, with a heart of “thanksgiving”, I will bless You O Lord. With my hands lifted up and my mouth filled with praise; with a heart of “Thanksgiving”, I will bless You, O Lord.’ In the midst of heartache, He is restoring my JOY! I will give this wonderful wall hanging to my precious friend, Cathy. Her church helped their family move into a new home. She is a shining example of praising our Lord in the midst of trials. Blessings!!
Nancy Steinke says
I am thankful for my friend Karen who leads my ladies Bible study every week- It’s always an uplifting time
I need a reminder like this
and I am thankful for my friend Susan who probably needs a reminder too since she is very busy these days
This is a wonderful reminder and give away.
We should always be thankful even in the little things that we think don’t matter, because they do.
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving, everyone.
Crystal Walton says
Gorgeous artwork. Love the reminder. I’m so thankful for my friend, Amanda. She’s been a huge supporter of my writing, and has been faithfully pursuing the work God’s called her to. Her sweet spirit is such an encouragement to so many.
So thankful for His great grace and mercy and learning to give thanks in the hard times. What a year
Miss Rachel P. says
Such a beautiful piece! I know my mom would love this, so if I won I would give this to her, as I know it would bless and encourage her through the hard times right now. I AM thankful for her, but I am also thankful for my friend Rose, who is my baking buddy and a dear friend. She never minds listening to me on the hard days, and laughs along with me in all my silliness. I am ever so blessed to have such a faithful, encouraging and faith-building friend and “sister” as she is. 🙂
*It’s been a beautiful few moments reading some of these thankfulness testimonies! Such a joy to see God’s work in the lives of others!
Just subscribed to your blog today and what a great first email to receive! I agree that it is easy to follow the “Today I’m thankful for…” each November, but it’s easy to forget to give thanks the rest of the year. I’ve always tried to have an “attitude of gratitude” but find it hard when difficult and stressful things happen. My new mantra is “Give thanks everyday”. Today I am thankful for my wonderful sister (and best friend), Linette, who makes giving thanks everyday easy! May God bless you and your readers today and everyday.
Christena Burnham says
I am so very thankful for my friend Lori. She and I have walked through some tough times together. It is such a blessing to know that I am accepted for who I am and that no matter how long it is between visits we can pick right up like we just visted yesterday.
Thank you for sharing the opportunity to win this fabulous art work!
Jennifer L says
Great post! I am thankful for so many things. Top of my list is my family – husband, kids, parents, siblings, in-laws.
Marianne Hertel says
I am so thankful for our Lord’s amazing grace that He gives to me every day. Even though I don’t deserve it! And I am so grateful for my best friend and husband,who loves me and truly makes my heart happy! 🙂 <3
Jennifer W. says
I am thankful for many, many things this year. First would be my 14mo daughter – she fills mine and my husband’s days with joy. I am unsure how to tag on a blog comment, but if I could – I would tag my best friend Lisa. Even though we are far apart, we are still close at heart.
I am thankful for many things including reminders like this one I can have in my home/on the wall that prompt my heart to give thanks!
Tiffany S. says
I’m thankful for my friend Jackie.
I am grateful for the love, support and advice of my friend Stephanie Ferguson this year. She helped remind me that God was in control and had my life in His hands!!
D. Dilla says
I am thankful for my salvation.
In everything give thanks! So I’m thanking you for the chance to win this beautiful reminder. @Emily Sanchez
I’m thankful for my dear friend Lindsey!
Jill W. says
I am thankful for my sister. Just finished spending our annual weekend together and feeling blessed for this wonderful family tradition.
Jamie-Lea Drury says
I’m giving thanks for a new job & for a co-worker @courtneyharris
I’m so grateful for Ann Voskamp and her book, 1000 Gifts, that helped me learn to be thankful for the small everyday things that are such blessings. I would share this beautiful wall hanging with my friend Nora who has some serious health challenges.
Jen U says
Thankful today for my friend Jill who keeps me grounded and stands by me on my best and worst days.
Lori Williams says
I am so very thankful for my best friend and husband, John. We have been through so much, and continue to remain “in the valley” but despite my rotten attitude he is always trying to encourage me and put a smile on my face. He never complains and gets angry. He is my example of what it looks like to fully trust God in all circumstances. One day we will be out of this valley, whether here on earth or when He takes us home, and I know He will tell my husband, “Well done good and faithful servant”.
Jessica H says
I am thankful for my Mom who is also my friend. I had major surgery on Friday and she has been doing everything for me and my daughter! Janice H!
Carol D. says
So thankful. So blessed. And love my friend Carol Ann!!
Krista D says
Such a beautiful reminder. I would share one with my sister Becca, my lifelong best friend.
The Lord brought my sweet friend Nancy to me in His perfect timing. She has been an encouragement to me in some very difficult times, but she’s also allowed me to be the same for her. I would love to be able to share this with her.
Life is so much better when we give thanks!! I tagged 2 friends!! Such a nice wall hanging, I’d love to win one!
So awesome! Loved this post! Thankful for so many. Thankful for you Miss Anna, Thankful especially for my new write 31 days friends especially Therese Moma and Miss Dana. I am indeed blessed!!!
Few years ago my husband and I started thanks-living–giving thanks daily for all of our blessings…
Ashley Marshall says
What a great visual reminder for this holiday season! I am so thankful for my sister’s friendship and her strong heart!
D’aaawwww….it’s so sweet. It’s thankful for my sweet sweet sister too!!! 🙂
Teresa B. says
I have so much to give thanks for, and God is teaching me how to give thanks even in those situations that usually prompt me to ask, “Why, Lord?” I am especially thankful for Betty F., who graciously said, “Yes!” when I asked her if she would be my mentor and spiritual friend over a year ago. God is good!
So thankful for clean running water. Something I take for granted all too often but so many live without. And for the Living Water of my Lord.
Monica Robinson says
Giving thanks by doing 30 days of gratitude tree in my home where we list one thing daily and hang it on the tree. as far as friends, I’m very grateful for my friend Inez who is insulin dependent diabetic. she is amazing! One of my hero’s! Fighting for her life and still smiling…. She is number 1 on the pancreas/kidney donor list. Can’t wait to see that happen! She has suffered so much! I’m thankful that she is still alive and fighting…. God is going to use her in a mighty way to share her story…. God is good…
Oooh I love this! I am working on my own Thanksgiving post this morning and it is reminding me of how thankful I am for so many friends and family who gather in to our home through out the year… but it’s also making me miss my girlie (*Kayelyn) who now has a place of her own! (Sure, it’s just 5 minutes away… but still!) She is also lacking some things hanging on her wall so this would be a great gift!
Happy Thanksgiving to the whole Incourage.me team! We really are all so very thankful for each of you and how you pour out!
Martha Jones says
I love this. I would love to give one to my dear friend Cindy!
I am thankful for my family and all the blessings God provides. I would share my wall art with my friend, Kathleen.
Ronda B says
So thankful for my friend Myra B. she is the true Proverbs 31 woman. She has always been there for me. I m thankful for God for putting us in each others lives.
I think this is a beautiful reminder and need to be reminded of it so I get still and quiet! I am so thankful for my friend Meagan who challenges me to be the woman of Christ He calls me to be!
Kaitlin Evans says
I am thankful for my sister becca!!!! Love this!!
Jessica Mumford says
I am very thankful for my friend Stephanie. She was with me through my preemie daughter’s 3 month NICU stay. A blessing.
I’m thankful for my dear friend Kami. 🙂
Cynthia McGarity says
This is awesome and especially timely for me as my #GiveThanksBeyondThanksgiving challenge is launching this morning! Ha!! Great minds…
Thank you for encouraging gratitude throughout the year. It’s so important. For myself, I am grateful to have my son home this week and my daughter arriving from college on Wednesday night. (1st semester away and it’s been good but we miss her!!) I want to tag my friend, Julie. Her daughter recently had a heart transplant and is navigating the very difficult “after.” Julie is an amazing example of strength and faith but I know it is SO hard. (Pray for her family with me, yes?)
(in)courage rocks the house!!
Thankful for my husband, who shares eldercare responsibilities with me and puts up with me!
Linda Kinsman says
I would love to have this beautiful reminder on my home. I tag my friend Barb, who has made my life immeasurably brighter. Thanks for always being uplifting and helpful.
Kristen Lopez says
I’m thankful for my friend Jaymee who has been by my side through the roughest ear of my life!
Great give away. Great reminder! Thanks!
Linda P. says
What a beautiful way to remember that thanksgiving should be a year-round activity. I tag my sister, Laura. We don’t live by each other, but I am always thankful for her!!
Sheila Nelson says
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”…the songs are in full swing on the radio. But for some, it’s full of pain, and heartache. I am thankful to the Lord for a loving and supportive family that helps me “Praise Him” when circumstances aren’t so wonderful. Thankful for a God who loves and protects my children in the midst of a storm.
I’m thankful my mother who is a constant faithful friend! As a recent transplant to England I will be missing sharing in the gratitude of Yhanksgiving with her.
Gwen Waxhaw NC says
I’m thankful for Marguerite who prays for me faithfully. Encourages, affirms, loves unconditionally. She exhibits Christ on all she says and does.
Michelle Ingram says
Our family has gone through many hardships these last number of years… it has been hard on my children… of and on we have talked about giving thanks in all situations… and again, this past week we are here again… This is a beautiful reminder… I would tag my friend Robin – she has been such a speaker of truth to my heart!
This has been a challenging season, but I thank God for being my my strength and shield. I’m also very thankful for my husband Randy, who although he is commuting a long distance for work right now, comes home and is very attentive and helpful around the house.
I am thankful for my best friend Ann who is my sounding board, gives it to me straight when I need it but don’t want to hear the truth, loves me and my family unconditionally and loves the Lord so much! We now live 1,110+ miles apart but that hasn’t dampened our friendship in the least. I’m so thankful for Godly, Christian friends like her.
I love it! It’s beautifully done and I know just the person who I would bless with it!
I’m grateful for the Lord’s reminders that He is good and that He is enough. Things have been tough lately for some of my family members and me, but it has been such a comfort to know that He is with me.
If I could, I would give one of these gifts to my best friend Jessica who has been there for me through thick and thin these past few years. She is one of my friends that I can always count on and we can always talk and enjoy one another’s company regardless of how much time has gone by since our last “in person” visit.
Lori Chyko says
What a Beautiful Reminder! I love it! Thanks be to GOD for all HIS Wondrous Works! Amen!
Kelley Joyce says
We have a Thankful Jar in our office that my friend Brenda Anderson started this year. We are supposed to write on a piece of paper what we are thankful for and then at the end of the year will go out to lunch and read them. I am thankful for her in my life and am tagging her.
What a lovely reminder! I absolutely love all of the wall hangings from Dayspring but this is probably my favorite! I’m so thankful for my husband as he is by far my best friend! <3
I’m thankful for the constant, everyday presence of the Lord Jesus Christ in my life 24/7! I’ve been through seasons of ignoring Him and seasons of needing Him desperately and I’m finally in a season of where I should be…worshiping Him and appreciating Him for who He is and what He did and continues to do. My beautiful family, friends and all the wonder of this world made by His hand are a bonus! I can honestly say I have never been as full of gratitude for everything in my life as I am right at this moment. (Thanks, Ann Voskamp!) I have no idea how to tag someone but if I win the set, I would surely share it with my daughter, Sarah, who I’ve been thankful for over 26 years.
In EVERYTHING give thanks. Sometimes it is a bitter pill to swallow, but God redeems all things given to him.
I am so thankful for my friend Brittany and I’d love to share this with her. I can’t tag her since she’s not on social media…but she’d LOVE this!
Kristen @ Joyfully Thriving says
I’m thankful for my dear friend, Grace. We live several states apart now, but I continue to give thanks for her. This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for her continued love as single mom to two newly adopted down-syndrome teens from Bulgaria. She is truly a blessing, and giving me – and her children – much for which to thank God!
I am very thankful to have my friend Ann in my life. In the past two weeks, she has knocked my socks off with her kindness and by her intentional blessing of me. She came early to two different events I was hosting in the past 30 days, just to help me set things up and be together. She went above and beyond to make my birthday special, by donating to an organization I love AND making a personalized home decor gift that I love. Her past few months (and year really) have been difficult, full of family illness and stressful work situations, on top of which, she is going to school. That she would take time out of a schedule full of important things to bless me speaks volumes into her generous heart. She is a beautiful person, and I am grateful God thought her up and had us cross paths.
Blessings to you, Ann. (Regardless of this giveaway’s results, I am thrilled to call notice to your beautiful soul in this public way.)
Thankfulness is something the Lord has been working on me on a day-by-day, minute-to-minute, process. What change has happened on my outlook on life. God is Good!
Not sure how to tag a friend on a blog comment… But I want to enter for Rosalyn my friend who has been a major blessing through this pregancy of mine that’s been hard! She has 4 young kids of her own and yet she’s brought me meals, watched my kids and prayed for me!
Debbie Phillips says
I am thankful for my cousin Lisa and my online friends at Unemployed Faith group on Facebook.
Michelle Rogers says
I’m thankful for my family and good friends…I’m tagging my friend Lisa::I love that in our friendship, we find that our kids are great friends too. I love how we can get together and the dynamic of all the kids together leaves all of us having a great time together wherever we are (=
Thanks Michelle! I agree!
I am thankful for my friend Jessica and being able to reconnect and grow our friendship.
Loan N says
Thank you for the reminder 🙂
I’m so thankful for my best friend June, who was the first person that led me to a personal relationship with God. I’m also thankful for my friend Karen, who helps me continue to grow that relationship.
I’m so thankful for the life God’s given me, the beautiful place I get to live, the family I get to live near, so much to be thankful for! I’m tagging my mom, my friend. What a blessing she is to me!
Angela Elliott says
I’ve been learning about the importance and power of giving thanks through Ann Voskamp’s books. It is a difficult habit to learn but so worth it. I would give one to my friend Lori who has walked through so much with me. It would be a way to thank her for her friendship, love and wisdom that she shares so freely with me.
I love this reminder to give thanks to God for my daily blessings. I would want to share one of these with my daughter, Mary Beth, who is a dear and faithful friend and who has modeled thankfulness through a season of rapid changes in her life.
I am so thankful for my best friend since highschool, Debbie. We may not see each other as much as we would like, but when we do its like its only been a few days that we hadn’t talked.
I am so thankful I get to see my sister and nephews tomorrow. And my parents and brother on Christmas!! YAY. I love them all dearly. I haven’t seen any of them since last Christmas.
Im thankful for my friend becky, who has walked with me on our journey of sobriety 🙂
I have tried hard to be more thankful this whole year. Using Anne Voscamp’s dare has helped.
Patty Stallings says
I am thankful to be with our grown kids this Thanksgiving. I’m tagging my daughter @Sara Jones who always delights my soul!
Love this! So many things to be grateful for! Tagging my sis & best friend, Jen!!
Looooove this reminder today especially…thankful for these hard, little children being crazy days;)
Cheryl L says
Thank you for doing this giveaway. I would love to win one of these to hang on my wall. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it is such a great time to be reminded of the heart attitude which should be practiced all through the year.
Cheryl L says
Oops!! I forgot to tag a friend. I would love to share this with Michelle Huegel.
Sherri Fabbri says
We all need to remember to give thanks all year for all that we have! I am very thankful for my children and grandchildren!
Wonderful reminder year round!
Destiny Peters says
Love it! In the midst of my chaos with 3 children under 4, I am always needing a reminder! Emily Rice always keeps me level!
After reading Ann Voskamp’s book, I’ve been encouraged to cultivate the “attitude of gratitude”–every day. I’m grateful for my friend, Tish.
Kristy D. says
I would love to give thanks to Elizabeth Trail for being such an inspiration to me, without even realizing it.
Thankful for a friend willing to be open and vulnerable with me!
jen t. says
I am thankful for my wonderful family,
Becky J says
So thankful for the gift of life today and life for eternity because of our Lord Jesus!! Blessings to you all!
Learning to give thanks everyday! #mistyjewell
The List is Long of Framily (friends who are family) I am Thankful for.I am Blessed to have a Abundance of Love in my life.
Sheri P says
Yes, sometimes we all need a visual reminder to Give Thanks in all circumstances! I’m thankful for a new friend that I am partnering with in ministry of fighting against human trafficking, Rachelle. She has brought me much encouragement this past week. Thanks, God for new friends, and thanks, Rachelle for the words and simple acts of encouragement!
What an amazing giveaway! I am so thankful for my friend Donna. She’s been an incredible mentor to me in my spiritual walk. <3
I am thankful for my friend Tiffany. I don’t see her often, but when we do get together, it’s like we pick up where we left off. No time has passed, and we are still close! Grateful for that kind of friendship. 🙂
I am thankful for this season of life, and all of the wonderful people God has placed in my path.
Heather Bireley says
I am thankful to have a good job this Thanksgiving. It has been a year of loss for us so for both my husband and I have to good jobs, it is an incredible blessing. I am thankful also for new friends that we can enjoy. I would love to share this with Jennifer Ververka because without her, I don’t think I would have made it through some of the things that I have recently.
Brenda S says
Thankful for this blog, my kids and husband, and my friend Michelle who is also my kids friends mom!
I definately can find some wall space for this!
Rebecca Lewis says
I am very thankful for my mom, Cheryl Lewis! Whom I am tagging 🙂
a. macdonald says
Beautiful wall hanging! I’m thankful for grace.
Carol Werkema says
I am so thankful for my friend Susan who read Ann Voskamps book with me and showed me how to be really thankful. The wall art would be such a good reminder!
Melissa Davis says
Love this wall hanging. I am thankful for my mother. The past 2 1/2 years of being a mother myself have given me a greater appreciation for her.
Melissa Davis says
Love this wall hanging. I am thankful for my mother and my mother in law. The past 2 1/2 years of being a mother myself have given me a greater appreciation for our mothers.
Wow look at all of the comments! I saw this on the site and it’s on my wish list! I’ll tag my *mom* and send her this way;)
Karen M says
I am so very thankful for my amazing husband and our sweet three year old son!
I led our Children’s ministry moment in the service yesterday, and had “primed the pump” with their Sunday School teacher so they would each have something to share that they were thankful for. I began by sharing how I was noticing that our country has lost it’s thankful heart, as we have just bypassed Thanksgiving Day in favor of the gimme, gimme, gimme attitudes that are prevalent with the coming of Christmas gifts. I started by asking if they knew John 3:16, (Kade recited most of it) then took them to Colossians 3:16, about singing your heart out and being thankful, then they each told what they were thankful for. What a blessing it was!
at this moment I’m thankful for my workout buddies, and the crazy time we had this morning getting chased by an angry rooster. seriously. i screamed and shook like crazy, and then laughed my head off. those girls are good for the soul.
Marilyn Lisenbee says
I am thankful for a loving God who brings serenity to a very crazy world. I am thankful for my family and for my home.
I’m thankful that all of my children are healthy!!!
I am a word person so this is very cool… tag a friend, that is quite hard actually as I have so many that come in pairs including two daughters.. I am going to tag my newest dearest friend Lisa who lives in CT and has a really hard job as a pharmacy clerk. This will hopefully help keep her spirits bright.
I’m so thankful for my family-husband Pat and children Kaylee and Ben.
I tag one of my best friends-daughter Kaylee.
Thanks for the great opportunity!
I love this! It is a great reminder of a daily attitude all year! I am thankful for my husband Mike!
Louise Holwerda says
I am so thankful for the life I’ve been given to share with so many awesome people!
I am so thankful for my friend Jena Leide. She is always there for me through thick and thin!
Nicole Etzel says
I love this! I would share with my friend Mallory Downs! It’s a beautiful reminder and I’m so thankful for my amazing friends, family, and all our doctors/healthcare providers our family needs!
Marla E says
I’m thankful for my God, who showers grace an mercy! Love to Madison (would give one to her) and my Grandson Kaleb.
Cute! Tagging one of my best friends- my mom. 🙂
Thank you for the giveaway. It is so important for each of our lives that we are “thankful” I am thankful we live in a country where we are free to worship God, read out Bible and pray for those that do not have that freedom.
I am thankful for my sister, she is so kind and encouraging.
Sheila S says
A beautiful way to be reminded to ‘give thanks’ every day.
Would love to tag my best friend Chris D but she is not on social media.
Janet S. says
My best friend is my daughter who lives almost 3000 miles away from me. We’re both reeling from the loss of my husband earlier this year. This wall hanging would be very meaningful—for both of us.
I’m so Thankful for God & Blessings!
Carmen N says
I’d love to win one with my good friend Lucy.
Liz Parks says
I have been unemployed for 6 months, but I am so thankful for the opportunity to strengthen my faith and my family’s faith. I can’t wait to see what God has planned! I would love for my precious friend and “sister” Lynn to have one of these too, as she has had her own difficulties this year.
jessica saunders says
I love this and so would my friend Mindy!
Susan Gruener says
So thankful for Gloria…we co-facilitate our women’s ‘small group’ bible study together. It’s always better with ‘two’! 🙂
Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!
Stephanie Hanes says
I’d love to share this with my friend, Jodi, who just lost her home to a fire last week. I can’t imagine what her family is enduring right now, but, even in this, she reminds me that people are far more important than any possession and I’m just so grateful she and her family are still here. Another amazing thing is that despite the magnitude of the loss, one possession that came out of the fire unscathed was her husband’s grandfather’s bible. As he said while sharing that with me this morning – “God preserves His word”. She’s been such a dear friend to me and I’d love to be able to bless her with this when they are settled again in a new home.
I grateful for a new circle of friends that meet for prayer and encouragement. (I’m off to tell them about it and encourage them to stop off here to comment.)
I love this reminder! And it’s something I was talking about with my (new) friend, Candace–we have so much to be thankful for in this country, even if we’re just talking about the basics like food and water!
Shelly Hendricks (@Renewed_Daily) says
What a wonderful opportunity! Thank you for this chance! I would share this with my friend, Kelly Kulas. <3
Jill R. says
What a beautiful daily reminder it would be to see that every day. I would share with my sister Cara =)
I would love this and so would my sister in law Kim
I’m so thankful for my friend Amy. So glad to have her nearby after many years of long-distance friendship. 🙂
This semester has been very difficult for me in college. Despite that, this week when my apartment got a subleaser, and I had no place to go, I have been surrounded by precious friends who have taken me in. I’m currently staying with my friend, Grace, who is one of my campus ministers. She has been my Christian encourager and advisor here and school, and when I was having a hard time, she lived out the hospitality of the Gospel (taking in the strangers, feeding the hungry), and took me in. I’m so grateful for her care. I would like to give her one of these signs as a thank-you for her love.
Robin Vasaturo says
I’m so thankful that God intervened during the time I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was only a short month ago that this all started with a routine screening. I’ve since had surgery and only waiting for one more test to come back. I am believing it will be low so I will not have to have chemo. Either way I am praising the Kord for who He is. He is a great God who is over all things. Couldn’t be more thankful!!
My dad just had quadruple bypass surgery. In one of our many conversations while waiting in hospital, Mom gently reminded me that this surgery would make this Thanksgiving the most thankful of all. His surgery, and his new lease on life, has certainly given us all a moment to pause and be thankful- just like the wall hanging says.
I am thankful for a few dear wise friends God has put in my life. They walk with me and pray with me when I feel overwhelmed. I trust them completely.
So thankful for my friends Marilisa and Susan to “do life with.” They keep me looking to Jesus.
Judy C says
I am thankful for the new house I am moving into in 3 weeks!
I am very thankful for my bestie Deb W. She can read me so well that sometimes she has a better handle on how I’m feeling than I do. 🙂
Alicia Farage says
My best friend is Kerri…… I’m thankful that she is always there for me…. bad or good….
Lynn Bass says
So simple, so powerful, so necessary! I love the metal & would share with my sister Kris! Thank you for
Lynn Bass says
The opportunity & Happy Blessed Thanksgiving!
Amanda Thompson says
I am thankful for so many things… for my faith and my family (husband Shad and kids Kaylee, Macy & Steele)… for my Mom Matters ministry and my Leaders Made lifegroup…. as well as my Couples LifeGroup…. I am thankful for my friend Robin – she holds me accountable and keeps me grounded!
Deb Huffaker says
I’m so grateful for my salvation….that Jesus loved me so much He died for my sins!! I would love to win and would share with my sweet friend, Ms. Stephanie, who is undergoing dialysis!
That is beautiful. Conjures up so many things to be thankful for. Truly blessed.
Thankful for my son and daughter-in-law who are walking with God through a difficult pregnancy, not knowing if their little one will live. Yesterday they named him (for my godly husband!), because “whether or not he lives, he is not a throw-away.” We pray that he, they, and we will all bring God glory.
I am thankful for my family! Nephews, Sisters and Mom & Dad! ♡♡♡
Hillary W says
I’m so thankful for God’s faithfulness.
I’d like to tag my friend Joyce O. who reminds me through her physical limitations to be thankful for the little things in life.
Thankful for my sister Gretta who has chosen to trust in the face of so much loss…
So thankful for friend Anita.
Jenni DeWitt says
I’m grateful for my sister in Christ, Alison. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Melissa Reinke says
I’m thankful for Gale Rowe. She is not just a friend; she is a sister in Christ and more. She speaks truth to me in love, supports me, and her home is always open as a place of safety and comfort.
Laura Wells says
I am thankful for my family – it’s so great to have them there during all of the ups and downs. Want to tag my awesome sister Amy Lightner – love you!
Beautiful reminder! Just getting through a hard time and could use this beautiful reminder. I’m also thankful for my friend Amanda who has helped me through this rough time:)
I’m so grateful for the friendship of my pastor’s wife, Connie. She reflects the light of Christ in her encouraging words, compassionate care, and constant outreach to those who may feel forgotten or hurting.
I love the wall décor! What a great way to remind us to stop & thank God for all of the blessings we have in life, especially when the negative stick out far greater than the positive.
I’m thankful for my sister, Claibourne, for putting up with me on my grumpy days when I’m having trouble remembering to be thankful.
I am thankful that no matter my circumstances, I can give thanks and praise God! He carries me through everything. I can trust Him! He is always faithful.
Melanie Grace says
I have so many friends to be thankful for including family. My best friend just happens to be my daughter, Katie Grace. She is my beautiful reminder to give thanks.
Mary Daley says
I would love to have a reminder to be thankful and grateful hanging in my home. I am especially thankful for my mother, Sue, who is also my best friend.
Wow! This community is so vibrant. I am Thankful for the written word, both in the Bible and in today’s society- it encourages me, builds me up, challenges me and points me always to Him. I would love to hang this in my entry way and I’d be most happy to share it with my good friend Beth!
Susan Shipe says
Been very attentive to being grateful – I want that to be my posture every single day. I’ll share it with my good friend and sister, Peggy!
Tracy Larson says
My girls and I (ages 12, 7, and 5) have been keeping a gratitude journal nightly for a couple years now. It is so interesting to see all of the things we have to be grateful for (even during some of our toughest times!) God bless you all! Tracy
My daughter and I have been trying to practice gratitude through the struggles of late…what fun it would be to have one and one to share with her as a visual reminder…. Can never have too many reminders 🙂
Darcy Hicks says
What a great reminder to give thanks at all times. Would love to have this and one to share with my friend!
Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway for such a beautiful and necessary reminder in these days of financial stress, fear of loss, marketing strategies that make us think we will be bereft somehow, and media that makes us feel we are not enough. So many beautiful scriptures to remind us of God’s love and care, including one of my favorites from Hebrews 13:5 “Be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said; “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Love from Him gives us our truest value. This lovely wall hanging is a gentle reminder of that. God bless you for giving some away.
I am so grateful for Linda, Debi and Mardi, who affirm that I can be a blessing in this world, and that the love of friends is my greatest gift.
Heather Poma says
I would love to receive this reminder. I want to tag my husband, Eric, for his kindness, love, and patience–and I could use the reminder towards gratitude. We’re expecting our first child in April, and with my pregnancy symptoms it’s hard to be grateful some days.
Kimberly Burch says
I’m thankful for Debbie Whittiemore, my mamma & my best friend. My rock. She is alway there. Literally she lives across the street & helps me in my single mom journey & has alway been my encourager & my inspiration. She is the most selfless person I know!
Linda Napier says
I thank God every day for my precious family that He gave me. I am so thankful for my daughter, Rebecca. She is a wonderful Christian woman that loves her family and is raising my grands to know the Lord and teaches them to be thankful each and every day.
What a lovely idea for a giveaway…a gift that keeps on giving in reminding us to keep giving thanks 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to win such a beautiful sign and also one for someone we care about! I’m thankful for many people in my life, so it’s hard to tag just one, but I’d like to tag my friend and sister-from-another-mother, Stacy. She is a wonderful mom to four little people who I am privileged to have also been with from the beginning. Even knowing they are blessings, days can be tough with four toddlers under one roof and reminders to give thanks, regardless of the circumstances, are always helpful!
carol burch says
Thankful my husband Jim is coming home from Liberia in time for THE Holiday (Christmas) and my sister wbo prays for me and mine. Love you Michele Welton.
Suzanne K says
Awesome giveaway! I’ve been struggling for several months to give thanks to God for everything he is doing in the face of a very bad situation going on in my life. He is the only thing that’s kept me going and today he gave me a miracle! Our God is an awesome god and I will thank him everyday for the rest of my life through good and bad!
Thankful for my sweet friend @delisebernard who in the midst of a move, helped me time and again on techie issues which totally send me over the edge.
Rose Holman says
So fun. I’m thankful for @Sarah Holman
I am so thankful for my friend Sherry who has walked through some dark days with me and is a constant source of encouragement.
Sue Colburn says
I am so very thankful for my husband of 43 years. I am blessed to still have him with me. Today is our anniversary!
I am also thankful for my best friend, Pam Kuhn, who listens to this lonely pastor’s wife and loves me in spite of my faults. I truly am one blessed Shepherdess.
I am also thankful for my (in)courage sisters who keep me mindful of the things that are really important. I love you all! Happy Thanksgiving!
Laura Allman says
I am thankful for my friend, Tabitha. She is always there to talk to and she prays for me continually.
sherry Lee says
I am thankful for a Creator who knows me by name and showers me with mercy and grace. I would share this with my sweet daughter Kat, a first year special ed teacher.
Janice Ogren says
So grateful for life Everlasting and to spend this time on earth with my best friend and soul mate – my husband!
I am thankful for my “bestest buddy” Sandra who has been there for me through the sunshine and the shadows of my life. She has been a constant blessing.
I find a visual reminder always makes me turn my heart to being thankful for all God has given me. He knows the needs of my life and always meets these needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus. My sister who is a strong believer, would love to enter this drawing as well. Thank you for all the encouraging thoughts that minister daily to my spirit.
Lynne Curtis says
Would love to have such a beautiful piece and would love for Mandy Hamblett to have one, too!
I’m so very thankful for my best friend Lorraine. Having devoted my life to my children, I have struggled with finding out who I am after so many years. My children are now grown and one resides on the east coast and one resides near the west coast. Our house is empty and she has managed to help me fill it with good memories, instead of the sad ones which tried to fill all the empty space. Our children were all the same ages and I’ve known her for 22 years. She is truly the only person I know who listens to understand instead of listening to reply. She reminds me that I did my best as a mother and that even though I have to make peace with letting my kids go, that there is always enough love from a friend to fill the empty space left in a parent’s heavy heart.
I am greatful for my friend Lauren Smart
Laura Gaunnac says
I am so very thankful for my precious daughter, Elsbeth, who is such a good friend to me! She is a devoted wife, and the loving mommy to my two small grandchildren (who are only 16 months apart). If I win, I would offer this to her and reinforce how very grateful I am to be her mom!
So very thankful for my friends Ellen and Betsy….through the years they have been a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, always pointing me to the Lord with their love and their lives!
M, S, and A's Mama says
I am so thankful for my friend Rita. She is not on social media, but she knows better than anyone I know how to truly be social. In my darkest hours, she was there to lend a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on, along with a cup of tea while the kids played.
Lyn Dershem says
I was so blessed and surprised when I read my friend, Susan Lewis’s, sweet words to me today. We have talked, shared, prayed, and cried together. I know God sent her to me and I value our friendship as a treasure.
Thankful that God’s mercies are new every morning and that his love never fails even when i do. Thankful for my dear friend Amy who moved to far away:-)
Kim V. says
This is a wonderful reminder to see everyday!
Tess Crawford says
I am so thankful for my friend Mary. She’s the kind of friend who tells me the truth, truly an “iron sharpens iron” relationship.
I’m grateful for my best friend, my Mom! She has been the greatest example to me of living a life of gratitude.
Amy Dewey says
I’m thankful for my Savior who loves me despite all my faults, also my amazing husband, and my sweet daughter. God is good always.
I’d share with my dearest friend Angie.
I am thankful that in a year of personal upheaval and everything-is-topsy-turvey-and-difficult, a group of dear friends has come along side, put on their muckraking boots, held my hand and helped me stand straight and give praise and thanks to God. (Diane, Sheila, Jan, Rhonda, Sherry & Naomi)
I am so thankful for my family…the people who know how truly broken I am, as we muddle through life together; for my dear friends, who have help me stand strong this year when darkness overwhelmed; and for my Lord Jesus, to whom I cling in order to survive. His Grace is Sufficient!
Lisa E says
I love the wall hanging. It is such a beautiful reminder to give thanks in any and all situations. I would like to thank my beautiful family for all their support during my husband’s illness. He has kidney failure and needs dialysis treatments every day. I always have one of my daughters or sons, or my sister here for me when I need to talk.
Amanda McClelland says
I am so thankful for my sisters in Christ Nikki and Bethany who keep me accountable and help me grow in my relationship with God. Nikki helped me come back to God when I had turned away and Bethany introduced me to Bible Study Fellowship which has deepened my faith. I am so thank the Lord has brought them into my life because we are growing closer to each other and Him at the same time!
Stacy Avis says
I am forever grateful for my friend, Carolynn. Who has stood by me through thick and thin for almost 15 years now. Supporting me, comforting me, and laughing together through our tears… She is my very best friend and I thank God every day for her friendship.
Jolene Patterson says
I am thankful for God.. For conviction and giving me the strength to admit when I am wrong, to surrender all to Him, telling the truth even when I was terrified to do so..
I am thankful for my husband.. for showing me what unconditional love is all about. I honestly don’t deserve his love.. Yet he keeps on loving me.
I am thankful for grace and mercy.. I definitely would not be where I am right now if it were not for Jesus Christ.
I tag my Husband, Christopher.. <3
My best friend Jessica and my mother Melissa.
I’m thankful for my mom, sister, and sister in law.
I am thankful for my sister, Dawn!
Kim Gusick says
Thanks for the reminder to give thanks during the non Novembers!!!! I need to remember to give thanks in all things…when the clouds come out and the sun doesn’t shine.
Cassie Rios says
This is a beautiful design! Such a great idea.
Kate Smith says
I am thankful for my sisters!!!
Thank you for this post – and for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!
I’m thankful for so many people….I guess I’ll tag my mama, who doesn’t have a facebook.
Oh, and why I’m thankful for her – forgot that part. Where do I start? I’m thankful for her because she has been an incredible example to me of a woman fully surrendered to God. She points me to Jesus in everything. She’s one of the most amazing hostesses I’ve ever seen – her home becomes like home to whoever walks through the door. She’s sweet, funny, generous, fun to be with, and just all-around fantastic and I love her!
Chris Hicks says
I am so grateful for the life God has given to me.
Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. That would look perfect on my wall. I’d give the second one to my amazing daughter, Erin.
I am soooo grateful to be part of this community. To hear. To know. To understand I am not
alone. Thank You!
Carol I says
I love this beautiful reminder to have a grateful heart! I’m thankful for Shelley!
Teresa Moore says
I have several friends that I am thankful for..hard to choose but I would say Laura. She has so been my support, my prayer warrior, my helper these past three and a half years since my then husband decided he no longer wanted to be a family. I am blessed to have her friendship and give thanks for her.
I would give this to my mom!
Kiley Middleton says
I love this! Such a beautiful reminder to always have a thankful heart. Today and every day I am grateful for my mother, who is my best friend! She has shown me what unconditional love looks like and she is the only person in this world who truly understands me! She is always always always there for me and gives SO unselfishly! And I truly do not know how she does it, as she is caring for my step father who is battling lung cancer. Even in the midst of her greatest challenge, she still finds the time to listen to all of my problems and makes sure I know how much I am loved. I cannot imagine life without my sweet best friend….my Mama 🙂
Alice Heimerle says
Thankful for all that God has shown me and the way He has grown me in the last year. This would be a wonderful reminder for us to look at every morning as we eat breakfast…to start our day in thanksgiving. I am so thankful for my friend Sarah…
I am thankful for Jesus and his never ending love for us. I am also thankful for the Godly woman who he has placed in my life over this past year.
Sandra Platt says
I have just the place picked out for beautiful reminder. We are a Pastor family, and have lived from parsonage to parsonage for the last 25 years. There is a bright and sunny spot in our kitchen, my husband and I would see the reminder every morning as we sip our coffee. I would give my daughter the other gift. She is a beautiful young woman inside and out. She came home from living in the College dorms to help take care of me as a chronic illness landed me in a wheelchair living in constant pain, and growing disability. She is attending a local college part time and continuing her dream of becoming a teacher. I am so thankful for her, and very proud of the way she loves and follows the Lord. I will tag my daughter…
Elena Vo says
I’m grateful for my friend Patricia Morales, who came to visit me in Dallas, where I moved for school earlier this year! She stayed for three days and helped me make my new place a home. She’s my sister in Christ and my best friend!
I’m thankful for my friend, Leigh and my sisters, Destiny and Dalayna. They’ve saved my life on more than one occasion. 🙂
I am so thankful for my husband. He is truly a gift from the Lord especially for me! I am tagging my friend Michelle D.
I’M Very Thankful for my friend Randy Fulghman he is always there to answer any ? at any time he’s humor is always uplifting with laughter & happy thoughts.
Shannan Knudsen says
Love this, thankful for my husband Jay.
With the spiritual gift of faith, my friend Laura is a constant reminder of how to be thankful. I’m so glad she’s in my life, and I’m so excited for His Spirit to continue to reveal His promises through her.
Cecily R Bornemann says
I am thankful for Karen Blaine.
Teresa R says
I am thankful for my friend, Bonnie Harrod. She was the shoulder I leaned heavily on when my daughter died Oct 2011.
Bonnie Harrod says
Thank you, Teresa Richardson. I was honored to be the person you chose when you needed a friend so desperately that day. I continue to keep you in my prayers, my dear friend.
A new coffee mug, quite of the morning, God’s Word and a community that stirs my faith!
Kimberly Bradford says
I am so very thankful for my best friend Jennifer Watkinson who I know without a doubt will always be there for me and vice versa.
Joanna Warren says
Gratitude is life-altering! So thankful for my mom and best friend, Carol Logan, who has encouraged me both before and after God revealed the blessings of thankfulness to me.
Cheryl Rohrscheib says
What a wonderful idea! Thank you! I nominate my sweet friend Roxana Herrmann. We’ve been through a lot together but God is faithful! I love you, Rox!
Love your post about giving thanks at every time of year. I know I need constant reminders. Enjoy reading all of your blogs. I give thanks this year for Lori Mahoney and her mom Marsha who were there when my family was in need this year. Faithful servants of the Lord!
Debbie T. says
Giving thanks for my sister, my friend Jeri Fyock…thankful for the opportunity, and the reminder.
Leah Adams says
I’m thankful for my friend Julie! She is dear to my heart!
Sheila Clayton says
I love it! Always a good reminder to give thanks….no matter the circumstances. I’m going to tag my sister Gretchen who has been a huge encouragement to me during my first year of motherhood.
I love this sign! Every good and perfect gift comes from Him. I am thankful for Andrea, Elizabeth, Lindsay, and all the women in my Wednesday Bible study.
I am thankful for posts like these, that captivate my attention and get me thinking. I am so thankful for my mom, Kristen, who has been a solid rock all throughout my life. She has showed me how to live in faith and by faith. She continues to praise God in all circumstances and I am blessed beyond belief to have someone like this who has raised me and who loves me. Thanks mom!
Christy Largent says
So thankful to be a Mother. After years of infertility and faltering dreams, 10 years ago next month we became parents through the gift of international adoption. Happy to remember this is what I longed for! (Especially happy to remember this during Thanksgiving Break!)
Christy Largent says
So I nominate my Mother, Audy Largent. I’m thankful she showed me how to do this thing called mothering. Love you Mother!
Just gave away a “Blessings” word wall hanging for a few of our family and friends who are settling into a new home. The can put cards and pictures around this word. “Give Thanks” word wall hanging would be nice as well. I really enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for another idea!
Jessica w says
It is so very easy to dwell on the parts of life that are hurtful, upsetting, or irritating and to completely forget all the reasons we have to give thanks every day. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for this very reason. It is a time to STOP all we are doing and truly remember all we have to be thankful for. My beautiful daughter Macy (whose name means “gift of God”) was born on this, my favorite holiday. I love to stop and remember to give thanks for her and my two boys every day.
Michele Morin says
Very thankful for my sister on the other side of the continent. She’s having a lot of health problems, but taking time to think through thoughtful Christmas gifts for her favorite nephews.
Jenny GIriffis says
I love these type of wall signs. I have one that says “Believe”. This one is a wonderful reminder to stop and give thanks all the time.
I am so thankful for my new online friend and sister-in-Christ Mary Gemmill. I live in Texas; she lives in New Zealand, but we talk online every day and share our lives. She is such a super prayer warrior and always wants to know how she can pray for me. It’s amazing how much we have in common and how close we feel to each other after such a short time and having never met in person. We share encouraging photos and articles via facebook and email. She is one of the most Godly women I know and I thank God for her every day!
mary gemmill says
Jenny Griffis….you are altogether to kind !
I love how God connects us across the oceans and we can be family in Christ.
I am grateful to know Jenny too, and enjoy our daily fun and friendship.
No matter how far apart, in God we are united and praying for one another is one of the very BEST things we can do.
The prayer of the righteous avails much… moves mountains, releases captives, heals the sick….I LOVE praying for my friends and seeing what our amazing God can do.
I am so thankful for my friend Gretchen that has taught and guided me into Christ’s love.
I love this reminder. I am thankful for my friend Colleen, who serves God and others faithfully and with a joyful heart
Rachel E. says
This is a beautiful daily reminder.
Angela Robbins says
This would be a beautiful constant reminder to have around for myself and my whole family. Thank you for the giveaway!
Molly Lewis says
A beautiful way to be reminded throughout the year to cultivate an attitude of thanksgiving! I am thankful for so many of my friends, but my dearest and best friend, Kae Wilhite, continues to always be there for me, to listen and give advice (even when I don’t want it!) and to stand with me in prayer.
I am so blessed to have many friends to be thankful for , but the best of is these is Kathee. We have been to many mountain tops and and many valleys together and Kathee is the first I call in Joy or in trial. Kathee and I would love to display “give Thanks” on our walls.
Gratitude is a win-win situation-it pleases the Lord & blesses me !
Love this great reminder to give thanks in every situation!
So thankful that my family will be together for Thanksgiving!!
I’m thankful for so many things….but, because my husband has been gone for a month, it reminds me how thankful I am for him and all he does for our family.
Dena St. Amour says
I am thankful for my mother Carol. She is my strength, my rock and my foundation in faith. My prayers are for her now.
I am grateful for my Mom. She’s had a lot of health problems and pain and was recently diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. God has made her into such a beautiful woman of faith. God is so good, no matter what!
These signs are beautiful, and I’d love to have one in my home. Thank you!
I am so very thankful for my friend Meg. She provides encouraent, accountability, and support. I’d be lost without her!
Amy Carter says
My friend Jenny! She lifts me up and is there for me whenever I need her <3
Andrea Hatfield says
I am thankful for my best friend and partner, my husband. We have been married for fourteen years and though we’ve struggled, with God’s help and guidance we continue to grow stronger every day.
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. Happy Thanksgiving!
Julie Sunne says
I am grateful for my sweet friend, Dawn. What a blessing she is.
Sharon C. says
I’m thankful for my God given husband. He stands besides me and encourages me. He takes care of me through thick and thin. I just can’t thank God enough for bringing him into my life.
I am thankful for my daughters. As they have grown older and have kids of their own, we have become friends. I love how God uses family to create friends! Happy Thanksgiving!
Becky and says
In these busy times we all need to be thankful and this would be a great reminder. I would choose my daughter Sarah-Anne.
I’m so thankful for each breath to give glory to God!
Hannah Underhill says
This artwork is beautiful! I would like to tag one of my dearest friends and godliest mentors: my mom, Christie. I’m thankful for the many years she spent (and continues to spend!) pouring into my life and teaching me the importance of serving the Lord and my family. She is my selfless, godly role model that I can only hope to one day imitate for my own children. She loves hanging Scripture and Biblical truth around her home, and this wall hanging would fit in perfectly.
Thank you so much for this opportunity!
I’m thankful for my health and my family. Especially thankful to be able to raise my kids. Love to teach them gratitude. The verse you quoted is perfect! Same on Thankful For Today book.
beautiful…my friend Jenn would love this as well…
Linda N says
What a beautiful reminder this would be to give thanks for all the blessings the Greatest Gift-Giver of all has given and continues to give us each and every day! Would love to give one to my sister who is going through some challenges.
For my little sister!!
Thankful for my friend Kathy – with whom I share prayer, laughter, tears and brussels sprouts!
I truly give thanks for her friendship!
This is a beautiful sign! I would love it in my new house. We just moved to an old house in the ‘ghetto.’ It was a call on our lives that my husband and I had felt for years, but due to the housing market, was impossible until this year. Finally we thought we could break even on our Newlywed purchased townhouse from 7 years ago- put it on the market and had an offer within 3 days! We lived with my in-laws for the summer and found a house that felt right- although not the dream house I always imagined. We’ve lived here for a couple months now and love it. It isn’t perfect, but we know God is going to use us and move us in big ways through this house! We want out house to be a place we share with others in anyway we can. We are still figuring out what that will look like, but time will tell.
@brittanguyen has been a huge support though all of this and despite many thinking we are crazy….has never treated us that way or even hinted that she thinks we are:) This sign would look great in her house too!
This wall hanging is a beautiful reminder of what I am thankful for….21 months ago we lost our 23year old son to suicide. Since then, I have watched my husband struggle. I see him play out the “what ifs”, the “if onlys”, and “I should haves”. I’ve watched him struggle with his business and the stress on making payroll constantly. Then two months ago, he had a heart attack and a triple bypass the next day….so all that being said…I am thankful for the warning sign we had to get to the hospital before any heart damage was done. I am thankful I am dealing with a depressed but recovering CABG patient than dealing with funeral arrangements and estate settlements. i am thankful that God never left my side through all of this. This Thanksgiving I am truly thankful.
I would hang this in my home as a reminder for my family and share the second one with my mom. 🙂
Christine Wright says
Thankful for my dear friend and prayer mentor, Luanne! 🙂 (And she refuses to get on FB, so tagging there is not possible – but I’ll “tag” her via voxer!! Ha ha!)