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Posted on November 25, 2020 Embracing Gratitude
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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

We know that Thanksgiving will look different for most of us this year. And yet we hope that you can still find ways to give thanks and share a meal on Thursday, whether in person or virtually. As Thanksgiving day approaches, we wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude, both as a family and as the directors of MVP. This has not been an easy year, yet there is still much to be thankful for.

During this season, here are just a few of the many things we are grateful for:

Thank you for being part of MVP; we are truly so grateful to share this journey with you!

While we make a point to express our gratitude during this time each year, our prayer is that we might learn to weave gratitude into our way of being. This quote from Melody Beattie’s book The Language of Letting Go reminds us of all that gratitude can offer if we work to embrace it as a way of life. We hope this quote inspires us towards gratitude, especially as we reflect on 2020 and strive to live fully present during these unusual times.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. It turns problems into gifts, failures into successes, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. It can turn an existence into a real life, and disconnected situations into important and beneficial lessons. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

 

Have a great Thanksgiving!

In peace & with gratitude,

Eliberto, Molly, & Elliot

 

Missed the livestream event last month? Find the recording of our participation here