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Jarfuls of Gratitude

Cynthia Rives' World Thank Bank

Jarfuls of Gratitude
Cynthia Rives: Central Texas

"When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed." ― Maya Angelou

Cynthia Rives of the Central Texas conference serves on United Methodist Women's board of directors. She shared in a Facebook comment how the World Thank Offering is not only an opportunity to express gratitude but can inspire it as well.

"I love putting coins in my World Thank Bank!
It's a jar I covered with pictures from response magazine of women, children, and youth. It's part of my spiritual discipline that helps me express my gratitude to God.

"When I'm thankful for something I search my purse for a coin to drop in as I offer a prayer of thanksgiving. But just as important to me is the time I find a coin in the washer or on the floor. Seeing those coins reminds me to be grateful. I think about my life in that moment and thank God for one of my many blessings.

"Like I said, I love my World Thank Bank. It helps me remember all those we are in mission with represented in the photos on my jar; and it helps me both celebrate the blessings of my life in Christ and remember to always be grateful."

Posted or updated: 11/2/2017 12:00:00 AM