A grateful heart is much better than a hateful heart. Great things happen when you forget about the doom and gloom and count your blessings.
Throughout the journey, it’s easy to get caught up in what’s going wrong. I always say, if you look for what’s wrong, without fail you will find it. But let me encourage you to have a grateful heart. When you look for what’s right in the picture of life, you’ll be surprised at how much the good outweighs the bad.
When you wake up in the morning, don’t go down the list of things you have to do. Don’t count the struggles, pains and let downs in your life. No, choose to be thankful for another day. I know it sounds cliche, but I’ve heard it said that the secrets of life are hidden in the cliches.
Be thankful for the breath in your body. Be thankful that you are healthy, whole and in good peace. Remember, it can always be worse. I know those are an optimist’s greatest words, but there is truth in it- it can indeed be worse.
If you go out your front door, you won’t have to go far before you hear the story of someone who is in a worse off condition. You’ll hear the testimony of someone who would give anything to be in your shoes.
When you choose to have a grateful heart, you’ll discover a sense of joy and peace come over you. There is healing in a grateful heart. Satisfaction comes to those who are grateful. A broken heart can be mended when you’re thankful. A comfort comes to those with an attitude of gratitude.
When you complain it drains you. It takes you further and further down a spiral of defeat. So choose to be grateful.
God sees your heart of thanksgiving and He will reward you. Before you know it, abundant blessings will shower down on you. Then you’ll experience endless blessings overflowing in abundance as you charge forth on your journey of life!
- with a heart of gratitude, your Jarrod…
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