Monday, November 01, 2010

Grateful Gratitudes


“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” Anthony Robbins

For several years, I've participated in a weekly gratitude sharing exercise on an e-mail loop for those with Sjogren's Syndrome. We've found that an attitude of gratitude really helps put life in better perspective. Every Monday I try to collect a list of small and large blessings for which to express thankfulness, and it's been a wonderful practice to develop. Here's my list for this week:

  1. The praise team led my current favorite song during worship yesterday. "Beautiful Things." My how that song (lyrics and music together) lifts me to a higher plane.
  2. We were able to pay first-of-the-month bills even though we had some financial reversals this past month. Can't explain it except that God provided for our needs.
  3. New recipes helped us save money, but gave us fresh new flavors for our taste buds. Double good!
  4. We are seeing some improvement with my physical therapy. Two of the six motions for range of motion are getting better. I'll take what I can get, knowing the rest will respond over time.
  5. I'm blessed to get to encourage some really special writers and speakers. Many are just at the beginning stages of setting this up as a business/ministry rather than a hobby, and it's so fun to see them blossom. Talk about getting me jazzed!
What's on your gratitude list? Feel free to leave a comment to mention yours. You'll feel better for it!

1 comment:

Jamie said...

I'm thankful for the rain outside and even more thankful I haven't had to get outside much today. Going to try and make this a month of being thankful ~ rather than only one day at the end. Found your blog googling for something. I'll be sure to stop back by.