Day 16: Thankful for Simple Pleasures

A funny meme Laughing with your partner/friends A good book 24 hour power supply (if you have it) - trust me, this ain't a simple pleasure for billions across the world. A very funny Trevor Noah clip 🙂 A walk in the park The subtle tones of yellow and orange on autumn's leaves A nice … Continue reading Day 16: Thankful for Simple Pleasures

Day 14: Thankful for Nature

I think everything I might have to say about the topic of thanking God for the majestic world He created has been beautifully captured in Hillsong's 'So Will I.' I'm not sure I could listen to this song and not burst out into spontaneous praise at the wonder of the natural world and the intentionality … Continue reading Day 14: Thankful for Nature

Day 13: Thank God for Encouragers

Ever so often we meet people who help us see through our self-doubt and challenge us to dare to do the impossible. They are a special brand of people called 'encouragers.' We work with these people, attend church with them or even live with them. Sometimes, our encouragers are people we've never met physically, people … Continue reading Day 13: Thank God for Encouragers

Day 12: Thank God for Opportunities to Serve

Yesterday, we expressed our gratitude for frontline workers who have put themselves in harm's way to keep us safe in 2020. Today, we're going to thank God for the many opportunities He has given us to serve others this year. I'm thinking of the mothers and fathers who work night and day to make sure … Continue reading Day 12: Thank God for Opportunities to Serve

Day 11: Thank God for Everyday Heroes

I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say that public sector workers have been the real MVPs this year. I think it's fitting for us to pause and thank God for these heroes who don't wear capes but do amazing things (I'll save the rant about their pay conditions till another time). While I … Continue reading Day 11: Thank God for Everyday Heroes

Day 9: Thank God for Courage

This year, we have witnessed many acts of courage by individuals and groups across the world; from citizens peacefully protesting against oppressive regimes to marginalised groups advocating for their lives to matter. Some of us were able to physically pound the pavement in solidarity whilst the rest of us supported online with tweets, hashtags and … Continue reading Day 9: Thank God for Courage

Day 8: Thank God for Healing

Recently, I was having a chat with an elderly neighbour in my area and during the conversation, I asked him if he had any prayer requests. Without warning, he burst into tears. Here was I, a twenty-something-year-old girl struck by the vulnerability of this elderly man who used to be a fit police offer working … Continue reading Day 8: Thank God for Healing

Day 7: Thank God for His Protection

Between March 2020 and today, at least 1.23 million people have lost their lives to the deadly Coronavirus. That's 1.23 million hearts that stopped beating. 1.23 million families left groping in the dark with intense grief. Lest we forget, millions of people have still lost their lives this year in ways unrelated to the pandemic. … Continue reading Day 7: Thank God for His Protection