Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Give Gratitude with Annie's angels

Annie's Angel 2011
It is not hard, around the holidays, to remember to say thank you, but what about the rest of the year? Gratitude should be a daily practice.
According to Eckhart Tolle, "If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is "thank you," it will be enough." He is referring to thanking God, but it should encompass everyone.
I know I am repeating myself when I say, "Before your feet hit the floor in the morning and the bed at night, Thank God for all that he has given you."
Most receive so much during the holidays but in my family this year we are cutting way back. Our gift to each other will be minimal in material goods, but really big on being together as we are all living our lives in different directions right now; which is part of life. As a mother, it is difficult to accept when your children leave home and live on their own, but remembering that we have raised them to do just that; gives us something to be grateful for. We planned to raise independent children, and we have succeeded when they are prepared to leave home, either for college, or a life of their own.
This year, thank God that you have succeeded as a parent and raised independent, happy, and grateful children. Give yourself a "Pat on the back," and move forward through the holidays with great joy.

Every year I make an angel in memory of my sister, and this year the proceeds from the angels is being donated to my church's Columbia Ministry to build a Library of Christian Spanish Media.  
They will be available for sale on December 1, 2011 at Annie's Angels

The angels make great Teacher gifts, package toppers, and ornaments, and are available all year round. I will be listing last years angel soon also.

 They can be custom made by contacting me at acunniff4852@gmail.com with the subject line: ANGELS

Don't forget "Traveling Recipes" the Crawford Family Cookbook, donations to Caner, heart, and Autism Research. Click on "Pat on the back" for that link.

Happy Holidays to All~

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