5 Ways to be Thankful on Such a Thankful Thursday
Each Thursday, I share positive ideas to help you reflect on positive things and direct you to focus on being. I’ve called them, “Thankful Thursdays” as a reminder that you can move through anything in life with a grateful heart. Gratitude invites the wind of hope. Sometimes just getting out of bed should make us grateful because, in many homes today, some people didn’t wake up.
Today is the perfect day to be thankful, even if your heart may be going through a lot of struggles and pain. Today I want to present to you…”5 Ways to be Thankful”
1. I am alive.
It is an amazing thing to know I am here now. I have this moment and this day to experience and make an impact in someone’s life. In the past few months, I was involved in 2 accidents and walked away with no pain or broken bones.
2. The kindness of people I have never met before.
I get kind and supportive emails and messages from people all around the world that I have never met who read my blog or view my YouTube channel.Their expressions of gratitude make my life happier and help me when things feel tough. I appreciate the simple random acts of kindness in daily life, for example, when people let me skip ahead of them in the checkout line in the store when I only have a few items. Also, when someone stays for a few seconds and holds the door for me, especially when I’m struggling carrying Kizzy on my hip with one hand and pushing the cart with the other hand. Or not to mention when people let go me into their lane when I drive (this is a modern day miracle in Maryland).
3. Look at you.
When you see your reflection anywhere today, be grateful. You are an amazing, living, breathing being that is like no one else on this earth. Your body carries you wherever you wish to go. Be grateful for all the parts of you. Love this time, love yourself and be thankful.
4. Small things matter.
I enjoy drinking plenty of water everyday. It is certainly something I take for granted from time to time. In some other countries, there’s scarcity of water, and sometimes the water is not clean. I read that, today, 1 in 10 people lack access to safe drinking water; women and girls spend 6 hours each day collecting water according to water.org. If you are one of the people in the world who is lucky enough to experience running water, stop and be grateful. Running water is a miracle and simply, quite wonderful. Water does so many wonderful things for us. It can wash our clothes, clean our hair, keep us alive, cool us down, warm our bellies and much more. Feel the water you use today and be thankful.
5. Open your eyes to gratitude.
Find one thing to be thankful for as soon as you open your eyes in the morning. You can be thankful for your eyes, another day, your breath, or a new opportunity. Don’t think about yesterday, or worry about tomorrow. The Bible says, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” (Matthew 6:25-27)
What do you feel thankful for even when you might be going through a tough day or time? Be grateful and stay inspired. #adakuinspires