Happy February 1st!
Here’s a good idea for this month known for celebrating love: Let’s practice an Attitude of Gratitude! It’s an important quality to have and practice on a regular basis. I started posting my “Attitude of Gratitude” thoughts, usually daily on Facebook, over 4 years ago. It’s amazing how focusing on the positive on a daily basis usually helps turn around even a difficult day.
Here is your inspiration for this first day of February…
“We all need to develop an ‘attitude of gratitude.’
This doesn’t mean we should live pretending
nothing negative exists.
It simply means we make it our goal in life
to be as positive as possible.
A positive approach opens the door
for God to work.
Go to bed tonight pondering everything
you have to be thankful for.
Do the same first thing tomorrow morning…
Don’t become discouraged with yourself
when you fall short, and don’t quit.
Keep at it until you have developed new habits.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”
It was actually my youngest daughter who inspired me to start the “Attitude of Gratitude” practice when she first did this in November 2012 before Thanksgiving. Now it has become an established habit.
Another motivation was a quote I read around the same time that asked the thought-provoking question, “What if the only things left in your life today, are the things you thanked God for yesterday?”
So What Are YOUR Thoughts?
Do you find it easy to have an attitude of gratitude?
Have you ever consistently expressed thankfulness or gratitude for all you presently have in your life?