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Practicing Thankfulness

Practicing Thankfulness

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~William A. Ward

Those who know me know I can list towards the more negative view of things.  I’m getting better at looking for the positive, I think, but I’m not all the way there yet.

So this morning when I woke up late and am only now sitting down to pound out some writing before heading off to do this, that, and the other, I’ve had to fight the urge to basically belittle myself for my mistakes and muck-ups.  To the end of cultivating a more thankful heart, here are some things I am thankful for today:

  1. I have a nice, warm bed to sleep in, and a safe, warm house for that bed to be in.
  2. I’m fast approaching 17 years of married life to a really great guy.  He really is my best friend.
  3. I’m part of a solid community of brothers and sisters in the faith.  And it’s not confined to a church building, either.  Some of these people I’ve only conversed with via online message boards, but I consider them as much a part of my life as those who are a ten-minute drive away.
  4. God’s grace and mercies are new *every morning*.  And guess what?  It’s a new morning!

 

As you go about your day, I hope you, too, have some things to be thankful for.

 

*Photo Credit:  Flickr (Creative Commons)

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