2017: The Year of Gratitude
I cannot believe 2017 is coming to a close. It seems like this year has flown by!! I have two little boys, and as everyone always says with young children “the days are long, but the years are short.” This year that adage rings especially true for me. So, as we end 2017 and perch on the cusp of 2018, I want to wrap up Paper Sunday’s Year of Gratitude with our last gratitude post.
It is hard to put into words how much I appreciate every person who has been part of Paper Sunday by gifting a journal to someone they treasure and love. I am grateful for your stories, tears, and testimonials. Over the years I have gotten to know so many of you and had the pleasure of speaking to you via email, phone or in person. Every one of you has a story, and THANK YOU for sharing them with me. I am grateful to those who need a journal “as quickly as possible” for their friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer. I am grateful for the teacher in Georgia who encourages his students with the word of God at every opportunity. I am grateful for MOPS, YOUNG LIVES, Kupendwa Ministries, Friends of Bethany Hamilton, The Hope Center, Belle and Sparrows, and so many other organizations who allowed Paper Sunday to be a small part of their ministry or conferences. They are the hands and feet of Christ and we are blessed for knowing them. I am grateful to my customers who send our journals to men and women serving in the military. I am grateful to all my guest bloggers this year, who shared their heart and helped us all grow a little closer to God.
I am personally encouraged in my walk with the Lord every time I speak to my sweet elderly customers who are the very embodiment of Prayer Warriors. I have literally cried on the phone talking with some of you as you’ve shared stories of real tragedy – But, so grateful that you run to God’s words for comfort and healing. There is truly no greater gift than God’s love which can turn tears of sorrow into tears of joy and make beauty from ashes.
So, as we close out our Year of Gratitude THANK YOU! Thank you for supporting Paper Sunday and personally inspiring me. One of the best parts of my day is hearing from you and hearing your story of the time you first received your journal and what it meant to see your name in scripture. Thank you for making my job so rewarding!!!
I hope we all continue on a journey of thanks and keep on with a grateful heart each day.
P.S. Be on the look-out for our 2018 launch of LOVE IN ACTION! Details COMING SOON!