“Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.” — Author Unknown
After the retreat I attended last week, I came home and made gratitude journals for myself and the women I roomed with at the lodge during our retreat. I had been reminded that a life lived in gratitude cannot be a depressed life. I was reminded that “God inhabits the praises of His people” – Psalms 22:3.
So with that, I have begin writing down a daily praise…a reflection of one of my life’s many blessings. The little journals I found contain 200 sheets which is more than enough to record a year’s worth of thoughts of thankfulness! I found them at the dollar store and simply printed out the words on sticker paper and there you have it!
My most recent entries included being thankful for :
1.) a warm house and a bed, 3 meals a day (I saw a homeless family living in the woods near my home)
2.) No more dripping nose from chemo (it took about 3 months for this to finally stop)
3.) The smell of baking brownies! Yum!
It doesn’t always have to be profound! Sometimes it can just be a happy thought.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights..” James 1:17
What are you thankful for today? Write it down, share it with a friend. It will brighten their day and yours too!