Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Thankful Thursday

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You may notice that I am writing this on a Tuesday -- so what is Thankful Thursday about?  I am one of those people who love the beginning of the year.  I think my parents must have talked about goals a lot, and I love the idea of finding some little thing to change that might make a big difference.  I am always on the look out for this kind of change!

After having given a lesson to some young women on gratitude and challenging them to say a prayer entirely of thanks, I realized how often I thank a little, and ask for a lot.  I want to take more notice of how much I have to be thankful for, and so I decided to make sure that, at least once a week, I say a prayer that is entirely focused on being grateful.

I knew this would be a good thing, but I did not realize what a big difference it would make in a very short time.  I started before December was over and noticed a change in just a couple of weeks!  Just making sure I say that one grateful prayer a week has made me more aware of my blessings, and has helped improve the gratitude I feel and express in my other prayers too.  I know from experience that being grateful helps everything, and having a Thankful Thursday is my little way of trying to change myself into a more grateful, and therefore a more happy person.  Any day and every day is a good day to have a thankful day!

1 comment:

Mike said...

Well you know of my health issues and the struggles of trying to retire. I,ve been frustrated,crabby,just about depressedbut one thing I keep telling myself is somewhere dsomeone has it worse than I do.A good example is right down the road from our house is the remains of a house that burned back in the fall.The woman who we have known for a very long time lost her daughter in that fire along with everything she owned.So yes I too have a lot to be thankful for,I,m still alive and my family is still with me.What else could I ask for?Love you Cuz,keep the stories coming.