Although it sounds like something that small children can do, it takes a clear vision of the value of gratitude and a strong mind to practice thankfulness.
Below are 5 powerful reasons for adults and children to practice thanksgiving:
- It focuses us on what we have instead of what we don’t.
- It frees us from the illusion that we need to be in control to be happy.
- It takes our focus off of ourselves and places it on others.
- It reflects light like a beacon to dark places in individuals and in our world.
- It drives out pride and depression.
Gratitude gets us through the hard stuff. Max Lucado
In America we officially celebrate Thanksgiving one day a year.
Those who wisely practice Thanksgiving 365 days a year have discovered that it is a key to perseverance, humility, joy, and hope.
As you thank Me for blessings in your life, a marvelous thing happens. It is as if scales fall off your eyes, enabling you to see more and more of My glorious riches. (Excerpt from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young)
What are you thankful for today? …This year?
- Check out how a professional football player wisely practices thankfulness.
- Einstein used the words “Rapt Awe” to describe the importance of thankfulness. These are some of the things I’ve been in awe of this year.
- Check out what 20+ Leadership Bloggers have to say about gratitude.
- If music speaks to you as it does to me this song will get you started…