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Manic Monday-4

Manic Monday-4

Manic Monday-4

  • 1 Chronicles 16:34  The Living Bible (Paraphrased)

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;  His love and his kindness go on forever.”

Today, I will praise and thank the Lord for all of the blessings in my life.  His love is never ending, his love is overflowing and his love goes on forever. Sometime today, take a few moments and write down just a few of the things that God has blessed you with and you may be surprised at the small blessings that you are thankful for. (In fact it is important to focus on the small blessings today).

Several years ago, I started a journal, I think I called it a “gratitude journal” and I wrote down five things that I was thankful for each day.  Most days I wrote down very basic simple things but I started to see a pattern that God had blessed me with so many wonderful small blessings and for me to be thankful for them and to enjoy them was a delight.

Some days I remember being thankful for enjoying a good cup of coffee on the porch in the morning.  Or being thankful for a note received in the mail from a friend, or a glimpse of a beautiful wildflower.

I think that it pleases God to see us being thankful. Being thankful for simple pleasures is important.  It helps us to understand how rich our lives really are.

 

 

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