“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
I remember when Oprah introduced me to the idea of a gratitude journal years ago. Honestly, it felt …weird. It was unnatural, forced, almost fake. And then something wonderful happened. It became easier. It didn’t feel phony. Fast forward a few years…I don’t currently keep a gratitude journal, because I’ve trained myself to notice the blessings. Even better, I’ve trained myself to seek them out. You know what? They’re everywhere! Even on bad days, blessings abound!
Blessings abound. Clouds, laughter, hugs, compliments, private jokes, children, loved ones, sunshine, short lines, lazy mornings, favorite songs, stargazing, picnics, long walks–blessings abound.
After years of practicing gratitude I can say I’m a changed woman. Try it. It’s free. It’s life changing. And, y’all, it’s obedience.
“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:23 (KJV)
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1 (ESV)
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (ESV)
As always, I wish you MUCH joy!
Got TWITTER? Tweet with me! @julielclarke
Enjoy INSTAGRAM? Me too! @julielclarke
Love PINTEREST? Who doesn’t? Find me! @jlbclarke
Use Facebook? Check out my page.