I recently shared that I keep a Gratitude Journal. It’s a small notebook where I list 4 to 5 things every day that I’m grateful for. Somedays it’s as simple as the sunrise, or breath in my lungs, but it reminds me that no matter what my day holds, I have a lot to be grateful for.
I desire to have an Attitude of Gratitude. The definition of grateful is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
I love the end of the definition that says to return kindness.
Colossians 3:17 (TPT) says, Let every activity of your lives and every word that comes from your lips be drenched with the beauty of our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. And bring your constant praise to God the Father because of what Christ has done for you!
Ladies, our words and our deeds matter. I’m the first one to admit that my words don’t always reflect Christ but I’m striving to be more like Him every day. I want to love the unlovable to forgive those who have hurt me deeply.
What we say and what we do matters! The world is watching.
An attitude of gratitude also means that we are thankful for what we have and we don’t compare it to other women. That’s not easy in the world of social media.
We all look at someone and think “if only.” If only I had her house I would be happier, or if I had more money, or if I had a better job, and the list goes on…..
Let me remind you that no one has a perfect life. We all fight battles and the enemy is working hard to make us think we need MORE but truthfully, joy comes when we relish in God’s grace and remember what He has done for each of us.
Start today with gratitude. It doesn’t mean that life is perfect. It doesn’t mean we don’t have problems. But our attitude can make a huge difference in how we handle our circumstances.
I have shared this song before, but it’s still one of my favorites. Today let’s count every blessing!
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