Here Are Some Ideas! It is not always so easy getting an attitude of gratitude, and it is often a lot harder keeping that idea, so here are some ideas that I hope will help all of us to get and keep an attitude of gratitude, so that we can live in and with the right perspective!
Make A Gratitude List! Actually sit down with pen and paper make a list! Write down all the things that you have to be thankful for! At first a lot of things will pop into your head and then you will have to really think about it. Take the time – it’s worth it! And write it down, because then you have tangible proof! Now that you have your list, take some time to meditate on the goodness of God! Think about how much God must love you to bless you with all of these blessings. The whole time you are focused on this, you won’t be focused on problems and frustrations, which will help you to get and keep the right perspective! This process activates faith in your life and allows God to show up and show out!
Get Your Focus Right! It is so easy to get focused on all of the wrong things! We think about what we don’t have or what we can’t do and we miss the enjoyment of what we do have and what we can do. If you can learn to shift your focus off of the bad and onto the good, then you will get your enthusiasm back! It is true that your life will follow your thoughts! Get the right thoughts and God will help you get the right life – a life that is blessed by Him!
We Need To Challenge And Change Stinking Thinking! We like to think we don’t have stinking thinking, but living in this world almost guarantees the threat and temptation to take you to this negative place. We have to remind ourselves everyday that today is a gift from God – that’s why today is called a present! THANK GOD for the present of today and live life to the fullest!
Proverbs 23:7 says: “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he!” Being Grateful Changes Everything – Especially perspective which changes your life! You can do this! You were created to do this! Aren’t you thankful!!!