I talk a lot about gratitude. The simple action of being thankful in both good and “bad” times has changed my outlook and my disposition in life. Most simply put, when I started thanking God for His blessings, I soon realized just how favored I really was. Anyone can do this. You should totally try it.
Today, I want to take it a step further and really get you (and I) to think about things that we don’t always naturally think about because we probably take them for granted.
I have this sign in my house…it is one of my favorite quotes. It says, “What if you woke up today with only what you thanked God for yesterday” That got me thinking this morning…am I really thanking God for all that I should?
What if I woke up tomorrow with no parents?
I could list a trillion other things, but you get the point. I should be thanking God for so much more than I am now. I don’t know about you, but it would really suck to wake up one day without any of the above…so why am not actively thanking God for them every single day?
So today, I ask God to open my eyes to be truly aware of the miracles and gifts that He has put before me. At the end of each day, let me recount my many fortunes, no matter how big or how small. Let me live each day with compassion, clarity, courage, awareness, love and thanksgiving. When I lie down to sleep, let me search my heart to recount all of my gifts along the way that day so that I truly understand the magnitude of how undeniably amazing life is.
|Here’s your sign!|
Thank you so much for reading today. I hope that I made you smile and think a little bit. Be sure to check out my Podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher —- Jen’s 10 G’s