15 Days of Optimism: Practice Gratefulness
Today I woke up grateful for another day. I lay in bed a little longer counting my blessings and allowing my heart to be completely overwhelmed by gratitude. I thanked God for a new day.
I thanked God for the rainy day.
I thanked God for the ability to think and thank God.
And other things.
I continued practicing gratefulness throughout the day. On my way to church I saw lanes filled with traffic on the highway - rather than giving way to irritation or worrying about whether or not I'd be late. I was simply thankful for safe travel. Once I got to the top of the traffic I realized there had been an accident. I prayed that all those persons involved were safe and not hurt and thanked God for keeping me safe as I went about my day.
The quote is right.
Gratitude changes everything - but perhaps most importantly - our perspective.
Let's make gratefulness a habit.
With a grateful heart,