This is challenging for me! Putting God front and center is foremost. This helps me gain a larger perspective, since I can be myopic at times. Peace begins when expectations end.
Definitely! When I am grateful, there is no room for negative thinking. Gratitude Arrests Negative thoughts. (ANT). Let’s squash the ANTS today friends!
Being near any form of water brings me peace. Be it the ocean, a lake, a stream or waterfall, all provide me with the grounded healing Mother Nature provides
A justified resentment…because I’d rather be happy than be right. A big chunk of pride had to be swallowed in order for this to happen.
I’ve received a strong set of values and morals from my Scandinavian ancestry. I’m grateful and proud to be of their descent.
It is by giving that we receive. To love and care for others fills my heart with joy.
The fact that I don’t need to “understand” everything! Peace that surpasses all understanding calls me to fear less. The Bible tells me to “fear not” 365 times.
As a widow I give my presence, love and understanding to a friend who just lost her husband. The magnitude of pain is palpable, and having experienced this, there is a bond like non other. Although never fully on the other side of grief, the complete sadness doesn’t consume me after six years. Today I am with my friend, fully present to the knowledge of her pain. I can feel in my heart this helps her.
By not taking things for granted.
Gratefulness clears out the negative junk that whirls around in my mind. It helps me focus on the good, rather than obsess about the bad. Negativity breeds negativity. I have a choice to reframe my thoughts when negatives arrive.
A sense of calm and peace arrives, like a warm blanket. I experience this every morning during devotional time.
You and me both Kevin. Patience is something I could improve…it certainly would replace agitation with peace. ?
Your pain is palpable Cathy. I have experienced a similar situation with my brother. Emails of character assasination full of cruelty have caused irreparable damage. I am powerless over his behavior, yet his emotional abuse has caused so much turmoil, hurt and confusion.
I pray for healing and repair in your relationship.
Thank you Kevin.
Thank you for your testimony Christina. Very inspiring.
Boosting immune system? Even more motivation to remain in gratitude. ? Thank you Dusty.
Oh Christina I sure can relate. I’ve been estranged from my son for 4 years now. Heartbreaking, but I believe God is protecting me. I pray every day God reunites us. I must believe it’s on His time table.
Awe, “it feels like God hugging me”….. ???? Thank you for sharing this Patti.
? Cathy. Have a wonderful day.
I love your reflection Trish. Move a muscle, change a thought, right? Changing the channel of negative thinking and replacing it with positivity works for me too. (If I can stay there). Your words “reframing my vision..”, so helpful. Thank you!
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