The last few days have been highly stressful – even depressing. It is all too easy for ‘cup-half-empty’ people (like me) to see negatives in almost every situation.
Also in the last few days, many friends have sent out messages about being thankful. It is Thanksgiving, after all. I agreed with whatever I was reading, but still felt the strain of struggle rather than the victory that comes with a thankful heart.
Then I noticed one particular line in Steve Propkopchak’s blog Thankful : “Thankfulness is less stressful.” That caught my attention. “I definitely need less stress,” I thought.
Many times, gratitude is actually a discipline. So this morning I disciplined myself to use my entire prayer time for thanksgiving. No cries of “God, Help! God, see this problem. God, do something about this situation.” Only giving thanks.
You know, being thankful really IS all that it’s “cracked up” to be. I’m feeling better already. And I’m sure the people around me will feel better, too.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Today and every day!