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4word: New York November Gathering
November 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Here in America, we are used to hearing that “we have much to be thankful for.” And it is true. As Americans, we get the privilege to enjoy a life that many in other countries can only dream of and yearn for. So why do so many people struggle with gratitude? As depression, anxiety, burnout and other gratitude-killers continue their meteoric rise in our society, the issue begins to become more apparent. We would all love to wake up every morning and lift our hands to the Lord, listing out everything we are so incredibly thankful for. Our inability to make this a daily habit is not an indicator that we aren’t grateful to God for what He has done for us. Rather, being unable to find something for which to be grateful each day is a sign that we have over complicated gratitude. “But let all who take refuge in You be glad, Let them ever sing for joy; And may You shelter them, That those who love Your name may exult in You.” Psalm 5:11 Join us this month as we discuss gratitude, but maybe with a different approach than you are used to. We will work to see gratitude not as something that must be given but as something we get the chance to give. Gratitude is more than just an exercise in thanksgiving; it is a way to keep ourselves from sinking into dark times indefinitely and instead focus our minds and our hearts on the gifts of God waiting for us each day.