|The beauty of looking at things a different way Photo By Peace|
Over the past two weeks I've written about things I'm thankful for, the easy obvious things, and it's true that I am very blessed. More than just looking for something to add to my my list, I have been trying to change my attitude my having a grateful heart in all things. When I find myself unhappy, frustrated, disappointed or overwhelmed, I have been trying to shift my thoughts to a place of thankfulness--not a feeling, but a choice of where to put my focus.
When I feel like I am failing
When I have more to do than I can do in a day
When my child is angry
When messes pile up
When plans fall through
When my family is sick
When things break
I can choose to be thankful
For the place I'm in, the struggles that will strengthen me,
For all things working for good
That I have these loved ones
That I have these things
That I have these opportunities
So as I look ahead to this day: cooking, cleaning, teaching, driving kids to things, getting groceries.... an ordinary day, but there are so many things I can thank God for and that is what will make today feel like the amazing gift it is.