Day 24 – Gratitude

This is Day 24 of the 30 -day writing challenge. I will admit there are days I feel weary, worn-out, and stare at the blinking cursor, as if waiting for magic to happen. My heart is a little weary this week, been on the receiving end of not-so-good news from my close friends. It is easy to feel swamped by all that’s happening now, alongside all the evils in the world. I shared this with a friend a while back, and my memory was jogged to a little challenge I came across, but for some reason, had slipped my mind.

The Gratitude Challenge. Just as the name suggests, this is a challenge that involves taking note of things one is grateful for. Took it on a month back and, as with any other challenge, this is a journey not a destination. It revolves around writing down (at least) 5 things I am grateful for, everyday. A little task that seems a little of an inconvenience at the onset, but one which has tremendous power. It not only puts things in perspective, it is also a gentle reminder that we do not own all of life’s troubles.And so, when my heart is weary, let me learn to give thanks, in ALL things.

I like how Paul puts it in I Thessalonians 5: 18 (AMP) version:

18 in every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

In every situation, no matter what it is, Paul urges us to be grateful, continually. Even he (Paul) was well aware this was a journey. Today, I am grateful.

What are you grateful for? What’s the experience of keeping a Gratitude Journal been like? Has this changed your life in any way? I look forward to hearing from you!

Featured Image Photo Credits: Grace Belgravia

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