I woke this morning ready to start the day. I have a hustle mentality already and my feet hadn’t even hit the floor. I was reflecting in the day yesterday and i was disappointed in myself. I realized how much I was complaining yesterday and for what? NOTHING. I have much to be thankful for. I see these thankful challenges going around and it made me think. Yes we are all thankful for things but do we really show that? Do we act thankful? DO I act thankful and show my gratitude for this life I lead and all the blessing that have come to me? For me…I see everything as a blessing. Even the shortcomings, failures, broken bones, hitting a red light, forgetting something at home having to turn around and get it. I stop and thank god for it because I know he is probably protecting me from something, strengthening me, or teaching me a lesson. Sometimes I have to stop and remind myself of this. Remind myself of those blessing and express my gratitude and thankfulness in each and every moment. I have to stop complaining about things and just be thankful.
So today…I encourage you to examine your life, to pay attention to your thoughts and your words, and see how much thanks you express. If you want a challenge, just try to get through an entire day without uttering one word of complaint. Develop an attitude of thanks in every situation…even the undesirable ones. In fact, just become outrageously thankful. Be cautious. If you are only looking for the larger more recognize able blessing you will be disappointed. Watch for the little blessings that are hidden In your everyday. Seek them out and show thanks for them. Your relationship with God will grow and only then will He pour out greater blessings than ever before.