Here’s a thought Gratitude is probably the shortest-lived human emotion, did you ever think about how long we dwell on being angry, upset or even unforgiveness opposed to how long we remain grateful for something or towards someone? Scripture requires us to Always be rejoicing. Give thanks for everything having a spirit of Gratitude(1 Thessalonians 5.18)
When was the last time you hit the pause button….. took time out to recognise and count the many things for which you are grateful for?
It is human nature to focus on what we don’t have and not on what we have. We are so obsessed with chasing the next “thrill” or the next “must have” we lose sight of what is before us and what it took us to get here. This kind of thinking brings about a sense of devaluing instead of valuing what is. When we focus on our gratitude we silence the voices of disappointment past hurts and failures, allowing us to open the door to a reservoir of positives to flow freely into our lives. Being grateful for what we already have creates waves of positive change within ourselves and around us. Gratitude directs us to a more fulfilled life and helps us see the positive within even what appear to be unpleasant situations, giving way to opportunities for gladness and success.
Let us make a conscious effort to start, end and live each moment of the day in gratitude being mindful to focus only on the positive, and not the negative. Choosing to live each day on purpose.