534 - Today I am grateful for a pleasant day at the beach… just chillin’ and breathin’. It was fun going to the beach with Lilli and Jordan. It was cold, so I just sat there people watching. It was great! Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 490 - My study has led me to much self examination and contemplation. I can see how many of us, including myself, are caught in "self-righteous" behavior with "accusing hearts." Problem arise when we fail to truly live gospel principles. We may not be able to control the events in the world around us not the people were associate with, but we can focus on the intents of our own hearts. Our problems are primarily spiritual and God is clearly trying to get our attention. Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 487 and 488 - I am grateful for our mandatory “down time.” I really have used the time to clean up my house and my life. Yesterday was “home-centered” church. It was awesome! Got to play with grand kids including a fire on the back porch, a blue tape race track and hop scotch, and hamburgers. Life is good. Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 483 - Today I am grateful for a little sleep, people who are kind, Pizza delivery, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am also grateful for the the wind chimes in my yard. It is soothing. Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 467, 468, 499, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, and 475 - I got a little behind, but I have been able to continue my gratitude development for the past week and a half. It just the life get so busy and I am not able to carve out one more minute to add blogging to my day. Things to be grateful for in the past week….… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 467, 468, 499, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, and 475 Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 399 - I am thankful for time to ponder this morning. I am grateful God knows me. I am thankful He inspired my friend Jo to call when I needed her. A tender mercy. I am thankful for herb tea. It’s calming. Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 397 - I am thankful I got in a ride on the stationary bike 18 minutes… day 2! and “biked” 4 miles. Well, it’s a start. I am glad worked on blogging and school related things. I am glad I didn’t burn the house down when I forgot I was cooking eggs and got exploding eggs.
Gratitude makes room for hope… real hope. It fans the fire of hope and keeps the fire of joy and laughter alive, warming the soul.
Gratitude is the light that allows us to see in an ever darkening world.
So, join me! Let’s be thankful to God for 365 day in a row. Join me in thanking God when the sun shines down on us and when we find ourselves weathering the storms of life. Let us thank Him for all His goodness in the good times and in the hard times. Let’s thank Him when He strengthens us and when He restores peace. Join me for the next year as I ponder on all of His goodness, tender mercies and blessing – large and small – that He showers on our lives each day.