Business and Professional Women of Upper Perkiomen

P.O. Box 212

Red Hill, PA 18076

President's Message

Be Thankful

Thanksgiving is an intentional action of gratitude for our many blessings. Unfortunately, in today’s society, it is much like the Robert Frost Poem, “The Road Not Taken.” We are so overwhelmed with our day to day tasks, we lose sight of our many blessings. We fail to stop to and be thankful for all that we have.

Today. This moment. What are you grateful for? What has blessed your heart? Small or large, nothing is too insignificant to be grateful for. Did you receive a letter from a friend? Did you have food on the table? Roof over your head?

Pause. Take a moment to be thankful, Not to compare, or say what we don’t have, but to focus on what we do have. What is filling up our time? Between husband, kids, work, etc. we are pulled in so many directions, but we need to turn our quantity time into quality time. We shouldn’t try to cram as much as we can in a week, but rather focus on a few things and truly enjoy and appreciate those moments. Busyness is half the battle of losing appreciation. We are so focused on the next moment that we disregard the present, in our haste to survive the day.

Creating a heart of thanksgiving takes practice. It is a choice to live with the intention to seek out what you are grateful for, to open your eyes to the beauty around you. What do our eyes fail to see on a daily basis? It does not have to be a revolutionary experience but a moment to pause and reflect on the grace given. No matter how rough the day may be, find at least a few things to be thankful for amidst the chaos.

I want you to all know that I am thankful for my BPW sisters. I am thankful for the time I get to spend with all of you. I am thankful for what you teach me everyday. I am thankful for how full my heart is every time I see all of you. In all things, give thanks. 

Love Through BPW
Jennifer Van Ingen
Upper Perkiomen BPW President

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