Sometimes You Just Gotta Be Grateful

1 Chronicles 16:8 (Message)

“Thank God! Call out His name! Tell the whole world who He is and what He’s done!”

I am a huge, gigantic believer in therapy. I mean, who doesn’t want to go and unload to someone that knows nothing about you.  How freeing is that? Or maybe that’s just me cause I’ve got a lot of baggage going on! I need to be on medication for my mental status so I’ve always said, therapy HAS to come along side of that. Yes, my wires are a little screwy in the brain, but I need to make sure I’m working through each situation or past situation in a healthy way. Ok, so bottom line, Heather loves therapy. Now that we all feel better about it, let’s move on.

One of the ways of healing that was spoken to me and actually one of my assignments was to start writing down one thing that I’m grateful for and one thing that I’m grateful for about myself.  Wowza. Let me tell you that this really opens your eyes to things and also puts your life in perspective. I fall in and out of my grateful journal. I never was one for homework. There are times reality crept up and I just fell back into hanging in yuck of life again. I just get lazy and think, I’m fine. I’m grateful. I don’t need to write it out. Oh yes we do. I’ve had to sit some days, all day, to figure out what I’m thankful for because I’m in such a rough spot or my heart is stone ha. Either way, this is an outlet to change your focus even just for a few moments. We need to purposely shift what our eyes are fixated on. It’s to easy in this world to see the negative, time to focus on the positive.

Instead of continuing to blab on and on like I usually do, I’m just gonna leave you with a challenge. Even if just for one week, start a Grateful Journal. Start with one thing you are grateful for, one thing you are grateful for about yourself, and one thing you are grateful for about Jesus. Watch how it starts to transform your life.

“When asked if my cup is half-full or half empty, my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.’

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