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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!