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We Cannot Be Grateful Without Being Thoughtful

“We cannot be grateful without being thoughtful. We cannot shift our mental gears into neutral and maintain a grateful lifestyle. This is why gratitude requires contemplation and reflection.” Robert Emmons:  Author, Scientist Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier

My focus determines who I am. Today I choose to focus on being grateful for what I have instead of being accusatory about what I’ve experienced and/or what I don’t have.

Today I’ll focus on what I can count on . . .

  1. My basic needs of food, water, safety and shelter will be met.
  2. My Father God will listen to my every prayer and thought.
  3. My father God has a plan for me today. I don’t have to be over-whelmed or stressed out.
  4. Nice weather.
  5. My circle of supportive family and friends is a phone call or tweet away.
  6. The Bible really does have a message for me today.
  7. My car is in working order.
  8. My colleagues are godly, inquisitive, loving, fun people. They even like me and encourage me.
  9. My to-do list. I can use it as a guide and NOT as a bludgeon.
  10. Snuggling with Chip and visiting with my daughter.

What can you count on today? Can you name 10 things?

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