Joy to the World –
November 16, 2019 – So, “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glorify to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). Gratitude enlarges the heart and allows even more goodness to enter, and it can help you to create the life of your dreams. When an attitude of gratitude becomes a habit, you’ll recognize that your days are filled with infinite possibilities. And, similar to the mother in this story, you will be a power for good … Yet, perhaps, you’ve been floundering. You are doing everything you can, but you don’t see anything changing. Things have not gone your way. Time is passing, and you’re disheartened. Despairingly you may ask yourself, “How did I let it get this far?” and “What’s there for me to be happy about now,” as your hopes for the future appear to be fading.
But you can’t wait until everything is perfect or gets better before you choose to have a good attitude. Rather than talking yourself into being discouraged, you must be thankful for all the blessings you possess and decide to be the very best that you can be right here and right where you are today. I wonder what would happen if we made the conscious decision to take the good from life’s experiences and recharge our thoughts to grasp an attitude of gratitude from each situation?