Leveling Up Thanksgiving

Stages of Gratitude


In video and online games, we navigate obstacles, speed around corners, build the biggest towers, launch the angriest birds, search for hidden treasures, battle back the zombies, strategize to capture the flags, match the colored gems and sometimes give everything we have to win the day — all in hopes of moving up to the next level.Leveling up our thanksgiving begins with an acknowledgment that there are different stages of gratitude. Similar to trying to win a game, we can practice gratitude in such a way that we move through life with the ultimate goal of directing our thankfulness to Christ and one another.