The Seven Days of Gratitude are an annual tradition and gratitude challenge for us at MW. We have seven days leading up to Thanksgiving (U.S.) where we reflect on different themes that help us reflect on the things we can be grateful for. Some are obvious and some are a bit more random. I hope you join us on this journey of reflecting on gratitude. You can journal it or share with us on social media @modernwitnesses_ on Instagram. Tag us or do #SevenDaysofGratitude on your post. As always, we are grateful to God for you and everything you are doing to reflect His light.
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Our day 2 theme is:
I get a thrill from looking at old photographs. I love seeing photos from times before I even existed. I remember seeing photos of aunts I never met. Seeing their elegant looks and imagining their lives at that time. I love seeing old photos from events and things where I was present and maybe I had completely forgotten, but then, I see a photo and swish, a memory comes flooding back.
There are so many who must leave so much behind, and often, photos and memories are left behind. Some cultures didn’t or don’t have many photos due to poverty, migration or lack of resources.
Now, most of us carry a phone, and we can document so much. I am a sucker for the little reels and slideshows people post with memories. Memories have a way of moving us and reminding us of what matters in a world of materialism and nonstop hustle.
“Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.” Phil. 1:3
Take some time to reflect on a photo or favorite photos of yours. Think of the memories and feelings attached to it. Pray for the people in those photos as you remember them. Feel free to share with us any photos that hold a special place in your heart (tag us!).