I just started reading 365 Days of Thanking God: Cultivating a Heart of Everyday Thanks by Daniella Whyte.
As many of you know, I have all kinds of issues. But I am as always trying to work through my insecure mental weirdness. I am unfortunately often a negative person & depressed much of my life, but the real issues comes in that I KNOW it is a false feeling. It is wrong. So rather than beating myself up for being an ungrateful twit, I am in therapy & really have turned to God - though it is too easy to slip out of thinking of Him first.
An.y.how... Most of the things I need to do, (& not just me, beneficial for just about everyone in one way or another,) start off as forming habits. You get in a habit of something & it eventually will become 2nd nature. So I am starting my thankfulness project. I plan on posting here or on facebook (or if unable to get online, writing in my journal,) ONE thing everyday that I am thankful for & will try not to repeat myself.
The non-repeating is hard b/c when-ever I think of what I am thankful for there is a whole rush of stuff that ALWAYS comes to my mind...
- my kids
- my family
- my pets
- my home
- financial security
- the fact that we have all we need
- retirement is soon
- Rob is with me & not deployed (when applicable)
- I am saved through Christ
- We have Grace
- our health
and more, but that's the main ones. Would you like to join me in being thankful???