I’m thankful I don’t blog for my job. That means I can take time off, like I’ve done for much of this fall and last summer.
I’m thankful I’ve written about thankfulness and Thanksgiving in the past so I can reshare those essays without straining my strained brain.
I’m thankful for every person who comes to this small space of internet.
I’m thankful for good books about thankfulness. Here are some favorites:
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp. First time I read this, I didn’t like it. I was in Minnesota. Second time I read it, I could hardly read it, because I was tearing up so often. I loved it. I was in Djibouti. Point being, sometimes our reactions to books are entirely related to where we are in life.
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan, because I’m so thankful for the crazy love of God.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson, because I’m thankful there are people like this in the world.
Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, by Krista Tippett, because I’m thankful for books that make me slow down.
Here are some past Thanksgiving-related essays by Djibouti Jones:
In NPR: Thanksgiving Ball in Djibouti
At Babble: No Thanks To You!
At Brain Child: Post-Thanksgiving Reflections of an Expatriate Mother
On the blog: 10 Thanksgivings of a Mother of Boarding School Kids
Please share some of your Thanksgiving-related links in the comments below!