To read Tip #1, Smile and Laugh, click here
To read Tip #2, Be Careful What You Think, click here
Changing the way we think can make our life much more enjoyable by choosing to be continually thankful for the things that bring us joy and happiness. We need to make the best of what we currently have; always remember that we have something to be thankful for. If you know Jesus as your personal Savior, be thankful for His saving grace. If you had food and water today, be thankful for His sustenance. If you slept in a bed last night, be thankful for the comfort and rest it provided. If you have a roof over your head, be thankful for the shelter He provided. If you have family, be thankful you are not an orphan.
Part of our daily routine should be a journal of thanksgiving. Every day we need to count our blessings and write them in a journal. When we are busy counting our blessings we are not focusing on our problems, and our suffering. As we continue with our thankful journal, we can even be thankful for the pain and suffering because they have made us a stronger person by strengthening our faith and our hope.
“These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold – and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold. So if your faith remains strong after being tried by fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him, you trust him; and even now you are happy with a glorious, inexpressible joy.” 1 Peter 1:7,8
As I close for today, I would like to share a precious prayer of thanksgiving: (click here to read the prayer (on my site).
If you find yourself depressed or discouraged today – Count Your Blessings – Name Them One By One!
"It is good to give thanks to the LORD, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night." Psalm 92:1-2