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Simply Grateful

The holidays are a time of gratitude. This is the time of the year where we becoming all about family, friends and loved ones.

During November we make daily posts about what we are thankful for and we try to spend time with loved ones and gather to eat and have fellowship.

In December, believers are thankful for our God’s gift to us and we give gifts to those we are thankful to have in our lives.

My post this week is inspired by the world that we live in today where we become so focused on “winning” that we become ungrateful and greedy. Everyone is after the next opportunity to get rich. We are buying books and watching webinars. We play the lottery and gamble at casinos. We are convinced that everyone should be in sales and marketing and becoming an entrepreneur.

This weekend I was convicted by this mentality. I had become more focused on money than purpose. I am not saying you shouldn’t strive for more, I am saying you should strive for greater.

God has given each of us a gift. He has a purpose for each of our lives. There are so many things that we forget to show gratitude for. Because of this, I decided to start keeping a daily gratitude journal, listing out all the things that I thank for. I am grateful for waking up in the morning in good health and in my right mind.

  • I am grateful for having a house to live in that it is a safe neighborhood.
  • I am grateful for my car that is reliable and safely transports my family to and from all of the places we need to be.
  • I am grateful for the ability to provide more than enough food for my family.
  • I am grateful for both my full-time job and my business that allows me to the ability to care for my family and do the extra things.
  • I am grateful for those who love and support me.
  • I am grateful that my job and my business allow me the opportunity to practice servant leadership and helps others to reach their best selves.
  • I am grateful for my princess, she is my rainbow baby and she is the perfect person to fill my heart and allow me the gift of being a mother.
  • I am grateful for the people in my life, rather personally or through social media that provide me with inspiration and support to be the best me that I can be.
  • I am grateful for the freedom to speak and be a Christian without fear.
  • I am grateful for God’s love, His grace, and His mercy.
  • These are the things that I am grateful for. What is that you are grateful for. I challenge you this week to look at your life and show gratitude for what you have. Sometimes we forget that there are many people who would love the things that you have and before we can be blessed with more, we must learn to appreciate and be good stewards of what we have. So to each of my readers this week, I ask you to tell me at least three things you are grateful for.

    56 thoughts on “Simply Grateful”

    1. Thanksgiving is definitely a time to give thanks for our families and all of the blessings we have. Christmas time reminds us to give thanks to our savior for making the ultimate sacrifice for us that we may be saved. It’s beautiful to give thanks every day for our health and the love of our families.

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    2. Love your mindset and your message! I am interested in creating a gratitude jar for the year just to focus on things to be thankful for that I can revisit to remind myself why I should be humble and give thanks.

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    3. Love your mindset and your message! I am interested in creating a gratitude jar for the year just to focus on things to be thankful for that I can revisit to remind myself why I should be humble and give thanks.

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    4. I try every year to at least do the “thankful” challenge for the month of November. I try to list something every day that I am thankful for. I do great for the first week or two, then fall off in my devotion to the task. Hopefully this year will be better.

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    5. I love this so much! You’re right, our world has become way too focused on winning. It’s become everything to so many people, and our country has forgotten about things like kindness, understanding, and empathy.

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    6. I am grateful for family and my healthy children and self. I think that at times we take for granted these small things but they are important things to be grateful for.

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    7. Studies have linked gratitude with increased satisfaction, motivation, and energy; better sleep and health; and reduced stress and sadness. Grateful people are much more engaged with their environment, leading to greater personal growth and self-acceptance, and stronger feelings of purpose, meaning, and specialness.

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