Candance Cameron Bure is using her platform and social media influence to encourage others to embrace an attitude of gratitude this holiday season.
Bure posted the challenge earlier this month on her Instagram account asking people to name three things they are grateful for each week and to tag their friends and family to keep the “wave of gratitude” going.
In week one, Bure noted that she was thankful for a job she loves, incredible food that her husband makes and her online community.
In week two, Bure shared her gratitude for hot and spicy tea, the changing fall leaves and a strong wonderful relationship with her three adult children.
This week, week three, Bure shared her gratefulness for her salvation through Jesus Christ, her fig trees and her ability to exercise.
In an interview with Fox News, Bure said “Gratitude has been so important to me and really changed my day to day life. Waking up and being grateful for where I am in the present. But then consciously thinking of things throughout the day that I’m grateful for.”
She continued, “So I’ve used social media as a platform to have everyone catch the wave of gratitude because it really can change your perspective. It can change your day. And sometimes when we’re kind of sitting in what can feel like a bad day or some tough circumstances, sometimes thinking about the things that are positive around us can bring us hope.”
Recounting her Thanksgiving blessings, Bure told Fox News,
I truly am grateful for my family. I’m so blessed to have an amazing husband and three children, but also incredible parents and sisters and a brother and extended family. My family’s very, very close and I don’t take it for granted, I know not all families look like that. And we are all people of faith, which is even more incredible to me knowing that we’re going to spend eternity together.
If you are on social media and want to join the “wave of gratitude” — hop on! Post what you are grateful for today in a picture or video, and don’t forget to tag your friends and Candace. She’s been sharing gratitude videos of her followers all month.
This Thanksgiving and Christmas season, may we all take a moment to reflect on the blessings in our life. No matter how difficult or challenging our circumstances may be, there is always something to be grateful for. And if those blessings are people, let’s be sure to let them know.
Image from Candace Cameron Bure.