Recently I have been reading a book by Nancy Lee DeMoss called Choosing Gratitude. In this book Nancy challenges women to cultivate grateful hearts.
This has been a wonderful book for me. I thought I had a grateful heart and a thankful attitude, but when I read this book I realized how much I complain and choose to see things in a bad light. But with God’s help I’m trying to become a more grateful person.
Instead looking at the negatives in my life I try to look at the positives. When I’m sleepily making breakfast, I thank God for all the food resources that I have and for such a wonderful family that I get to cook for. When I’m getting ready for yet another day of teaching co-op, play practice, and helping out, I thank God that I get to teach and love others and that I get to be in a play.
But I’ve decided to take this one step further. How would you like to take a challenge with me? For the next thirty days find one thing to be grateful for. Even in those things that seemed to be negatives see if you can find something to be thankful for in them.
Every day for the next 30 days I will post something that I’m grateful for. Feel free to add your own thoughts and things that you are grateful for.
Have fun, Rose.