I am thankful for ...
Last night I was reviewing my day and started thinking about what I was thankful for. I started my mental blog- and then thought,"Oh- wait- November is over." It made me kind of sad.
I think I have set a habit. I think I benefited from that habit. There were days in November that were some pretty grumpy days. At night when I reviewed things I sometimes had to really think to try and find something that blessed my life. Once I got over my grumpiness a list would start to flow. I am sure that some days it seemed odd some of the things that I was thankful for. But I was sincere. I spent some time every day of November thinking about being thankful and I really think that in itself was a blessing.
A few Sundays ago I came across a Gratitude page on our church's website lds.org.
This stood out:
"Bitterness, resentful feelings, or mean-spiritedness cannot exist in a grateful heart. Greater happiness is achieved as deeper gratitude is developed."
Who couldn't use a relief from resentment, bitterness or ill will? I think we all have life experiences that cause us pain and grief and sorrow. I know I need help in keeping a perspective on things.
So I need to keep documenting a blessing a day. I am not sure how I will do this. I like writing it on my blog because it gets done. If I am just going to write on paper I don't know if I will do it. Maybe I should just set up another little gratitude blog for myself to just keep right on going.
What are you thankful for today?