"An Attitude of Gratitude"
November 1, 2019 | View PDF
Ahhhh! Fall has finally arrived, and November is here. This time of year is synonymous with Thanksgiving in America. It’s common during this month to hear talk of gratitude and why it’s so important. Adopting an attitude of gratitude isn’t just something that sounds nice at Thanksgiving. It’s a lifestyle and mindset choice that will drastically change your life and bring peace.
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
For something to change in your life, one of two things have to happen: your life changes, or you do. Waiting for life to change is a pretty passive solution. When you’re stuck in a problem mentality you miss out on all the opportunities for solutions that are knocking on your door every day, simply because you don’t even hear them or see them.
By opening your eyes to an attitude of gratitude wonderful things can happen. All of a sudden, things start to fall into place. Life becomes more peace-filled. Also, adopting an attitude of gratitude takes you out of the problem and toward a solution. It removes you from complaining mode and into a best-outcomes mindset.
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
So remember, be choosing an attitude of gratitude, you not only change your life, but the lives of those around you. Whether you are facing chaotic, unsettled situations or your soul is weary from striving, stress, and strain, there is peace, my friend. God’s peace is waiting for you just beyond the doors of gratitude. But the only way to find it is to go there and see for yourself. God’s peace is one of the many blessings that live on the other side of gratitude.
Happy Thanksgiving & Many Blessings!