Practice giving thanks regularly and you’ll be amazed at what happens. Starting your day and finishing it in prayer keeps everything in perspective. I know a lot has been said about the power of gratitude, but this quote for me sums it all up:
“There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.” – Joyce Meyer
It’s a simple quote but how powerful and true are these words? When you are happy and content at the same time, you’re unshakable. I’m very grateful for the simple things of life: being healthy and going strong each day, food for the family, gas in the car, and, with all this cold weather we’ve gotten lately, warm clothes to put on and not being homeless, etc. I believe that thinking positive, having an optimistic attitude and a thankful mindset goes a long way. Going through this journey of being pregnant with our second child is a blessing. People have always told me the second one is different and they were definitely RIGHT!!!
Today, I want to highlight more on how to go day by day with an attitude of being thankful. Some of you might be asking “so you never have a bad day?” Oh, don’t get me wrong, I certainly do and, sometimes, I even get emotional. However, I am a big believer in the idea of being the master of your own happiness. I also believe in the power of words and thoughts, which is why I choose to think positive. Psalm 95:2 does it for me as well:
“Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and sing joyful songs of Praise.”
If you know me, you know that I love praise and worship. When I don’t know how to handle a tough situation, I put on my praise music and dance dance dance 🙂
I saw a poster somewhere that says “When life gets sour…sweeten it with GRATITUDE.” What a great statement! From my book that I co-authored, I made a statement “Rise up and begin to speak.” Don’t let your circumstances keep you down, but get up and speak in faith and you’ll see a breakthrough if you don’t give up. I hope your day will be filled with gratitude. As a matter of fact, make a commitment that, going into this new month, your life will be sweetened with gratitude. I bless you and I pray you will continue to sing joyful songs of praise this weekend.