Gratitude Photo with Story Competition


We have 3 winners of the Gratitude Photo with Story Competition which closed on 31 May .  The three best photos with stories have won a Colin Buchanan personally autographed CD or DVD.  Colin, an Ambassador for Australia’s National Day of Thanks, is a Christian singer/song-writer performing in concerts across the nation.


Thank you to all those who sent us their entry.  There were some encouraging stories which highlighted the importance of expressing gratitude to others.



The 2017 Winners 

Jackie Law of Montagu Bay Tasmania

My son, Jonty is not quite 18 months old but he already has Thankyou as a word (it sounds like a very low-back ng-ng).  He started using it a few months ago – and I always reply you’re welcome – but since he discovered this book on our shelf, it has become a favourite.  It’s a simple story of how when someone says thank you to you, it inspires you to do/give something special to someone else, who in turn says thank you.  All the animals say thank you in their own language.  Jonty loves saying thank you in his own and especially the mouse, dog, bird and elephant language!



Jennifer Von Blanckensee of Cotswold Hills Queensland

Here is a photo of my personal birthday greetings from my 4 year old twin grand daughters 💕 we don’t get to see them very often, however my husband organised a birthday afternoon tea with our family and the girls presented these beautiful paintings to me.  While Elsie’s has her dad, mum, sister and 2 brothers in her painting, Myla simply enjoyed painting for her grandma!  She took a whole page to write her birthday greeting. 💝 It is important to note, both girls wrote their greetings all by themselves, a testament to early learning practices employed by their parents.  These will be framed and placed in a position for all to see. Made my day.

Judith Murphy of Agnes Water Queensland

I would like to Praise and Thank the Lord for my beautiful family.  I have been married for 40 years to my wonderful husband who loves and serves the Lord.  All our children love the Lord and for this I am most thankful.  Because of their love of the Lord I have had no anxiety for them in their years of growing up, knowing that the Lord was with them and guiding them to make right decisions.  I now have 6 grandchildren (only 5 in the photo as the sixth was just conceived, so is technically in the photo😊). We are now about to have our 41st Wedding Anniversary.  My oldest son writes gospel music and I have a strong belief that music is a wonderful outreach that blesses the hearer and blesses the Lord.  My grandchildren love Colin Buchanan and I have given them his CD’s as gifts in the past.  I pray a blessing on Colin for all the years of happy listening that children have been blessed with and has guided them in their lives.

A big Thank You to all our entrants for supporting our National Day of Thanks.

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National Day of Thanks Team


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