Welcome to episode 6 of the Thrive Newsletter. We hope you’re doing well this week. It’s gotten cold here in Dallas/Fort Worth and I’m loving it. This is my prime season! Also known as SOUP SEASON!
We are preparing for Halloween around our house. We love celebrating Halloween on our street; we spend time with neighbors and enjoy an outdoor fire and movie! In these past months, we have been so grateful for our little local community. What do you do to celebrate Halloween?
Things We like
Shower Notes make excellent stocking stuffers or white elephant gifts.
Advent Book? It may be a little early, but I’m so excited to read Tsh Oxenrider’s new book for this Advent Season. Shadow and Light
Check out the Simple Steps to Thrive Spotify list We made a Happy music playlist. Enjoy!
These leggings are the best, I may have to buy a pair for every day! Old Navy for the win!
One of our favorite candle companies, Mercy Candles, is giving 20% off right now with code Fall20. Our Favorites are Gather, and The Thrill of Hope.
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A lesson about Halloween
I came across this article this week and wanted to share, it reminds us of the origin of All Hallows Eve and All Saints day.
Where did All Saints’ Day come from?
Despite its association with Halloween, a feast day of remembrance for all the saints and martyrs by far predates any of our modern Halloween traditions.
Formal observation is said to have begun in Ireland, gradually moving south toward Rome and being made “official” during the 9th century.
Informally, similar celebrations have been part of the life of the church since its early days, with mentions going back as far as 270.
For a church beleaguered with great persecution, such a time of remembrance of those who faithfully professed Christ, even to torture and death, must have been a great encouragement!
Today, All Saints’ is celebrated in many Christian traditions worldwide.
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First comes pumpkins, then comes gratitude
Now that we're almost in November... [Wait. Hold up. Can we just stand up and cheer for you a second? YOU made it through 10 months of 2020. That's some Next Level Thriving, friend. Whether you feel like you're thriving or crawling to the finish line, YOU SURVIVED some seriously hard stuff this year. Three cheers for you! And us! And the rest of the world. Sheesh it's been a year. Can we get an Amen?]. Okay, back to November... Now that it's gratitude season, let's take a simple step to thrive for your holidays. Go ahead and set some intentional guide words to lead you WELL during the coming holidays. Not sure how? We got you. Check out Episode 21 of the SSTT podcast.
Here's to Happy Thriving Holidays to close out 2020 with a calm and beautiful heart.
This was so fun to watch. I loved “King George” in Hamilton-
Who loves Country music? Clay and George!. #mswarrior
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