Welcome to Why We Gift Wednesday! Each week, we celebrate one of the thousands of reasons that we truly love giving. Whether it’s honoring the relationships that we have, feeling grateful for an occasion or a special time of year, or relishing life’s simple joys, Why We Gift Wednesday is all about giving and generosity – the expression of appreciation for life’s many happy moments.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, one of the very best days of the year! It’s time to get together and reflect on the year’s blessings. Let’s be honest – for the United States, this year hasn’t been the easiest, most carefree year ever. There has been loss, tragedy, pain and division. It’s been a tough year, and because of that, it’s more important now than ever to seek and hold onto the things we can be grateful for.

One bit of advice we recently heard was “when you start to complain, stop and reverse it into a statement of thanks.” For example, it’s been raining here in the Pacific Northwest for about two weeks straight. We could look up at the sky and say, “ugh, we are so sick of this rain!”, or we could stop and say “We’re so thankful for clean, life-giving rain.” It is that little shift in thinking that can begin to cultivate a grateful heart and mind. Try it this week and watch the change take place!


From all of us at GiftTree, happy Thanksgiving to you & yours.