Thankfulness



When I started blogging not so long ago, I saw people were listing the things for which they were thankful.  A lot was said about Ann Voskamp's book 1000 Gifts.  So I tracked it down, bought it and have read it.  What a life changing book!  Ann makes you realise how important thanksgiving is.


I did start listing my daily blessings for which I was thankful, but realised that some days the things for which I was grateful were the same, then I started not counting them, as I'd be repeating them, then I found I was trying to find something to list.  The point is, it was becoming about the list.


Then in my quiet time I read from Billy Graham's Wisdom for each day, the following:
Make it a practice to thank God every day for the blessings you have.  Thank Him also each day the He loves you.  Worries flee before a spirit of gratitude.

I want to constantly throughout the day, thank God for every blessing I see.  A constant chatting between me and my Saviour in my desire to connect with Him and acknowledge Him as the author of all that is good in my life.  I want it to become a way of living for me.  I have decided not to list these things here.  For me, it had become about the list so I have taken the list away.

The reason for this page is to remind myself to be thankful, always, daily, no matter what the circumstance.


God bless
Tracy




    2 comments:

    1. Thanks for this perspective on Thankfulness.
      I am enjoying my visit with you today.
      Sherry

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    2. Being grateful is the cardinal rule for happiness. If we can just take time, to deliberately remember, what God has done for us, we can not help, but be uplifted!

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