In last night's LifeNight we did a "Gratitude Scavenger Hunt" where we ran around the building finding different things that we are grateful for. It was HILARIOUS. I still have stuff in the youth room that I am not sure where it came from.
As we are heading into Thanksgiving week we wanted to think and pray about what it means to be thankful in our lives. SOOOOOOO we watched a Youtube video by Father Mike Schmitz called "Thanksgiving Special: Squanto". Do you know the story of Squanto? It could be seen as a prime example of a life filled with one tragedy after another. But in this special Thanksgiving video, Fr. Mike offers a different perspective by showing how blessings can be found in even the most dismal situations. By realizing this truth in our own lives, we may learn to find God in the most unlikely places. Check it out!
We ended our evening with the prayer of gratitude- found below- in the Adoration Chapel. I invite you to pray this as well to prepare your own heart for Thanksgiving this week.
God bless, and have a great Thanksgiving!