thankful thursday {link up}

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This Thursday I am thankful for...

1) Caroling. On Tuesday night our community group went Christmas caroling in our neighborhood. I am realizing that the holidays can be a very lonely time for some people, and it's amazing how something as simple as a song can touch a stranger's heart. There was one woman that came out of her house to sing with us... and as we finished the song, she looked at me with tears in her eyes, and gave me a hug. Me. A stranger. The woman started crying and thanked us through her tears... I'll never know what exactly was going on in her life... but for that moment we were able to share the love of Christ with her through a simple song.

2) Christmas lights. Specifically Christmas lights outside. When Lance and I came home from caroling, we decided we were already freezing and dressed for the outdoors... we might as well go ahead and put some Christmas lights up. I can't even tell you the last time we put outdoor lights up. I mean... we didn't go all crazy or anything... just a few lights on the front porch columns... but none-the-less this is exciting stuff.

3) HELP Portrait. This is what I will be doing this Saturday. HELP-Portrait is a worldwide event where tons of photographers volunteer their time and provide beautiful portraits to those in need... people that may have never had their photo made before. It's an incredible event that will be happening literally all over the world. My words don't do this project justice... go here and watch the video... amazing... promise.

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