Thanksgiving 2010: Much to Be Grateful for

During this thanksgiving season, the management of Chaa Creek would like to take a moment to express our feelings of sincere gratitude. To the country of Belize, thank you for offering an extraordinary landscape in which to grow and excel. To our staff, thank you for breathing life into the environment and forming the heart of a truly magical Belizean experience. To our colleagues and guests, thank you for guiding our hand, sustaining our work, and for becoming an integral part of our special little world. And to the god of all things and creator of nature’s bountiful riches, our gratitude is as it should be, beyond measure.

World Recognition in 2010

Fodor’s Choice 2010: Fodors Travel

Environmentally Certified 2010: Green Globe

Finalist for Most Excellent Lodge: Conde Nast Johansens

Belize National Green Business Award: University of Belize

Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List 2010: Conde Nast Traveler

The Chaa Creek experience unfolds within her 365 acre nature reserve where 135 Belizean professionals from the local towns and villages add colorful luster to her dramatic jungle surrounds.  Chaa Creek provides scholarships and on the job training opportunities to many students, while hundreds of school children receive hands on knowledge at our Natural History Centre, Butterfly Farm, and Maya Medicinal Trail. A respect for the environment and the people who toil to sustain its full potential combine to secure a future filled with promise. A future that Chaa Creek is very proud to be part of.

” And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”

Khalil Gibran

How about you? What are you thankful for? Let us know in the comments section below.

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2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving 2010: Much to Be Grateful for

  1. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement on this ThanksGiving 2010.
    New Ebenezer Christian Church
    Standing for Truth Ministries
    Henry Vernon Senior Servant

    When Thanksgiving Gets Stuck in Your Throat!

    Not everyone will have a happy Thanksgiving…especially this year. Many are out of work, some have issues relating to health, children and family. Some are mourning a loved one, others are facing the holiday season as a divorcee for the first time. What happens to thanksgiving and praise when peace disintegrates into chaos?
    I’ve been through a lot. So, what happens to my praise and thanksgiving when my day is darkened with a multitude of problems? Do I still sing to Him anyway? You bet! When my eyes spill over with the tears of heartache, do I still look to Him and praise Him? Absolutely! When chaos invades my world, do I still claim His peace and praise Him? Yes! For “I will praise the Lord no matter what happens. I will constantly speak of His glories and grace.” (Ps. 34:1 TLB)
    I have learned to transform my attitude into one of gratitude as Habakkuk did.
    In the closing words of his book, the prophet asserted his faith in God and promised to praise Him, even if all else failed. “Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vine; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation.” (Hab. 3:17-18 NLT)

    Paul’s statement is now mine, “I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of contentment in every situation, whether it be a full stomach or hunger, plenty or want.” (Phil. 4:12 TLB) This statement has taken up residence in my heart, “No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess. 5:18 TLB)
    Are life’s fiery darts aimed at your life, attempting to puncture your heart? What seeps out of your heart? Whatever is going on in your life, there is always room for thanksgiving! It is the sacrificial gift of your heart. So what does it cost you?
    A true, sacrificial gift may costs you the surrender of your money, if give sacrificially, as the widow who gave her two mites. It can cost you the surrender of your time, as you sacrifice to put God first. It costs you the surrender of your heart, for you sacrifice your love to those who hate you. It costs you the surrender of your lips, for you sacrifice your praise to God when all seems lost.
    Though you may be going through some really rotten things right now, praise the Lord anyway. Praise and thanksgiving may not change your surroundings but it will change your attitude.
    Thanksgiving is not a once-a-year holiday. Thanksgiving is an eternal season of the heart, an overflow of the heart’s gratitude for all that God has done and is going to do and for everything one possesses, no matter how much or how little that may be.
    Will you have Habakkuk’s attitude this Thanksgiving season? Don’t let Thanksgiving get stuck in your throat! May the Lord touch you in a special way this Thanksgiving. May it become an eternal season in your heart.

    Happy Thanksgiving To You & Your Family

  2. Lovely sentiments indeed, Chaa Creek, and all the best from Downunder, where we may not celebrate the day, but share in the gratitude and the recognition of Grace.

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at Chaa Creek – you’ve given many people reason for thanks.


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