Let's Make Gratitude a Habit!
Sometimes things can rub us the wrong way, annoy us or irritate us. How do we react when that happens?
The best way is to choose gratitude rather than an “attitude.” We can consciously try to choose to be thankful for all the good things that God has given us, rather than complaining!
For example, maybe your child, teenager, and/or spouse isn’t acting exactly how you’d like, but there are certainly things inside of them that you appreciate. Be grateful for the good things! Don’t focus only on what bothers and displeases you.
The Bible says that it’s out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks (see Luke 6:45). If you’re feeding your heart negative feelings, they’re certain to end up coming out of your mouth and making the situation worse.
But when we’re living in a place of daily gratitude for the things that God has given us, then, like a good father, He causes them to multiply in our lives!
Today, choose to live in gratitude. Make it a life habit! Begin and end each day with gratitude. Don’t let what’s irritating you determine your attitude!
Thanks for existing!