I've been wanting to start my gratitude journaling again for a few months, but it has been a bumpy beginning. First, family stuff distracted me. Then, the gross weather drug me down, followed by getting started on spring gardening and cleaning. I know none of these are good excuses, but they are the excuses I have used to keep me from sitting down and sharing what I am grateful for.
This is not a new hardship for me...I've tried it before and dropped the ball a number of times. I know...we are all human and we all make mistakes. But this time it has had an obvious affect on my relationships with loved ones. My hubby said just the other day how much he has noticed this and it has definitely not allowed us to be as close as we had been. I know it has affected other relationships, as well.
You see, when I don't count my blessings and in the process have an attitude of gratitude, I end up a negative ninny!! And honestly, who likes being around a negative person? I don't even like being around myself when I get into a negative state of thinking.
So, once again I am turning in prayer toward God for the strength and ability to stay positive every day! I need to keep up on writing on my gratitude list every week (eventually I hope to list things every day, but I'm taking baby steps, so as not to become too discouraged starting out again.)
Please keep me in your prayers, friends!! I really want to keep it up this time!! I will be also sharing verses and quotes that are reminders to me and anyone else that needs encouragement, that having gratitude is important to our everyday lives.
— but also changes your life."if joy is a matter of gratitude, and gratitude is a matter of perspective, then giving thanks changes not only your perspectiveContinuing to list all that I am thankful for:
#1791 - Planting some lovely, colorful flowers in my planter pots.
#1792 - Seeing new life on our lake...a family of Canadian geese.
#1793 - Our pontoon boat that was not running right, is now running much better, after my hubby worked on it for several days.
#1794 - Spending a gorgeous Mother's Day with my mom.
#1795 - My hubby serving us lunch "al fresco" on Mother's Day.
#1796 - Getting a new pergola for our patio area. Putting it partly together with my hubby.
#1797 - Having my step-daugher and her family stop out for Mother's Day with a flower and card.
#1798 - Getting a phone call from my son, who wished me a happy Mother's Day, too!!
#1799 - A cool rain on a Monday morning...God watering all my new flowers!!
"O give thanks to the LORD; for He is good: for His mercy endures for ever."
Have a blessed week ahead!!
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