Thankfulness

As I was talking to a friend this morning we were sharing about different people whose life circumstances are difficult. We concluded that we are truly blessed and what we think is a “Big Deal” really isn’t. I am choosing to be thankful. When I concentrate on all of the blessings and good things I have, how can I complain?

Write It Down I thought I should take some steps to see this happen as I am really not a journal writer, but I am a list person. I took 5 minutes to jot down major categories (God, family, friends, homeschooling, etc.) and then broke each of those into subcategories.

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Review the List I am going to date this and review it once a day (hopefully more often than that!) this week, dwelling on the good things that I have in my life. When I am tempted to grouse about something or am tempted not to be thankful, I will get my list out and read it again.

Share It I really think to share one thing you are thankful with someone encourages. It not only encourages you to continue to think about the good things that are happening, but it also encourages the other person with whom you are sharing. Good news is appreciated since we seem to hear so much of the bad news.

 

Thankful for you!  ~ Lisa ~

2 thoughts on “Thankfulness

  1. Thank you so much for the reminder! It is so easy to get discouraged and only see the negative things sometimes. This reminded me of Ann Voskamp’s book 1000 Gifts. It is a great book and she encourages you to write down the blessings in your life. I started my list of 1000 blessings and haven’t added to it in awhile. I think I will pull it out and re-read it today. Thank you!

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