Peace Partnership

Choosing Thankfulness in a Thankless World

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017

I wrote this article on a Monday. Mondays generally provide me with a choice: to be thankful or thankless. I can wake up thankful for a new week, a fresh start, gainful employment, and the opportunity to support people as they journey toward greater wellness or, I can be cranky that it is Monday, sad to leave my puppy, and grouchy that another day of the daily grind has sucked me up into it.

Some Mondays, I make the healthy choice. I choose to avoid the stinkin’ thinkin’ that I caution the elementary school students I work with against, and I set myself up for a successful week. Other Monday’s I am like Christian from Pilgrim’s Progress and I get stuck in the John Bunyan described ‘slew of despond’ – my self-indulgent thinking. It sounds just as gross as it feels to sit in my thanklessness. Murky, muddy, filth. Choosing to sit in this, rather than ask for help to get me out is a terrific way to ruin the rest of my week.

Recently I’ve been reminded of the importance of setting myself up for a thankful attitude, rather than sitting in my slew of despond. For me, this looks like putting boundaries on my weekend time, saying no to some opportunities that sound really great but take me away from the places my heart needs to invest, limiting my time on social media, and spending a part of each day outside.

Our culture has much to worry, grumble, and complain about. Our minds can be fraught with concerns and selfish thinking. It’s easy to find our worst-case scenario. However, the breeze I feel sitting in the sunshine this afternoon is a small and simple reminder that I have much to be thankful for, no matter how bad my case of the Mondays might feel. What do you have to be thankful for? How can you work toward avoiding the ever-tempting slew of despond?

I am thankful for each one of you and what you mean to Peace Partnership,



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December 16th and February 27th

Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and join us for Peace Partnership nights at the Kansas City Mavericks. Tickets are $20 each and $7 of every ticket is a donation for Peace Partnership along with other fundraisers throughout the evenings. Our goal is to sell 200 tickets! Purchase tickets here and enter the promo code: peace.

Special note for all who attended our 2017 Golf Classic, you received a ticket voucher in your gift bag! Don’t forget to take advantage of your free ticket on one of these nights by calling the phone # listed on your ticket voucher.

November 1st – December 30th

Come do your Christmas shopping at Especially Jewelry (1223 NE Douglas St, Lee’s Summit, MO). Donate either $10 or $50 to Peace Partnership and save up to thousands of dollars on fine jewelry! Savings range from $20 – $2,000.


Thank You!

As we enter the giving season, we are especially thankful for your support of our mission to provide quality, affordable care to families and children in need. As we are partners in creating this peace for our clients, it is important for you to know how much your support means to those who seek our help. May these testimonies from our clients give you joy in knowing your support is making a profound difference in other’s lives.

Thank you for partnering with us! We are making a difference in our community, one family at a time, because of your support. A special thanks goes out this month to:

  • Eric & Tonya Mater, thank you for your continued support and for being such strong advocates for our cause in the community.
  • Thank you to EPR Properties for your generous spirit and belief in giving back to our communities through your matching gift program.

If these testimonials touched your heart and you are interested in finding out how you can become a Peace Partner don’t miss the chance to get involved. Please click on the link below to become a Partner. To host an event or take part in any of our upcoming activities, contact our Director of Development, Amy Henderson at 816-399-0530 or:

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