Christmas Every Day – Guest Post by Dalene Reyburn

This entry is part 1 of the series Thankful Thursday

I’m all about the honesty so here it is:

I love Boney M.

I love their crazy Afros. I love their funky disco-era renditions of ancient holy carols. I love their proclamations of glory: Oh my Lord, you sent your Son to save us, oh my Lord . . .

I get that musically, Boney M is atrocious stuff. But it’s my childhood. It’s summer holidays and my sisters and me dancing on the lounge carpet in front of the Christmas tree. It’s market shopping and tinsel and turkey.

Scandalously, I have passed on this passion to my sons. Now, in March, and July, and every day from mid-October until Christmas, I get requests for ‘Christmas songs pleeeeeez, Mommy!’ They don’t care that it’s inappropriate – freaky – to listen to (bad) Christmas music in the middle of the year. read more

Excited for 2018 – A Year of Thankfulness

This entry is part 2 of the series Thankful Thursday

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Christmas Every Day?

Two weeks ago, South African author, Daleen Reyburn, wrote a guest blog for me, “Christmas Every Day.” It was an excerpt from her excellent book, Dragons and Dirt: The truth about changing the world – and the courage it requires.

In her post (and in her book) Daleen describes a “trip” she took in 2013. She chose thanksgiving as her theme for the year. Instead of the usual challenge of having one item of thanksgiving each day for 365 days, she “decided to count 2013 gifts in 2013.” She worked out that this meant thirty-eight-point-something gifts a week – for the 52 weeks of 2013. read more

Attitude of Gratitude: 2018 project

This entry is part 3 of the series Thankful Thursday

Christmas is over for another year!

Attitude of GratitudeThis Christmas has been truly special for us. Our elder son and daughter-in-law recently bought an amazing home on a large plot of land, with lots of bedrooms. They invited the entire family to join them for several days.

So our daughter and son-in-law traveled from Monte Negro, our younger son and daughter-in-law drove down from Johannesburg with their two children (our two middle grandchildren) and our eldest granddaughter joined us from nearby George. read more

Thankful Thursday 2018 – The End!

This entry is part 4 of the series Thankful Thursday

A very belated Happy 2019 to you all!

On the 4th of January, I posted my first “chapter” of a year-long journey. I embarked on a challenge to write about 2018 thanks that I could give during the year 2018.

It really was a challenge too! To start with, it wasn’t too difficult, and I only had to come up with around 6 thanks a day. Easy.

Because I chose to post them online, I had to write 39 thanks a week, and post them each Thursday, under the header, Thankful Thursday. read more