The Power of Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thankfulness and Gratitude

I'm so thankful for life. Don't worry, nothing major has happened. It just seems that the older I get the more I've become at peace with where I am in life. Ashon and I have been in this place where no matter how crazy the world becomes, to not conform to it (Romans 12:2). No, not to be all dignified or righteous, which in most cases it may seem that way on the outside looking in, but to be more convicted in our beliefs to not feel the pressure of doing what everyone else does. That is what I'm most thankful for.

Yes, I am thankful for many, many things… 

My Health
My Marriage
My Family
My Job

You know the basics…

But my thankfulness and gratitude goes beyond me being thankful for just those things. I am fully aware that life is better than I deserve. I strive for gratitude on a daily basis, considering how fortunate I am to just be a live. Not in just good health and materialistic things but just to be here breathing is enough for me. 

This world is so full of suffering and hardships. Often times we find ourselves in situations where we are disappointed and full of regret.  I can think back to when I was much younger not really understand all that life had to offer. I was in a phase where I felt that I deserved to have it all - which was a very selfish and simple minded place to be.

I am thankful that my children are developing their own minds to know what is Holy and what is not.  

I am grateful for my life’s challenges - and for those challenges to help me become who I am today.

I am thankful for having to have the ability to home-school our children with no regrets.

I am grateful for the love that’s in my life - for letting me live a life knowing what love is truly means.

I am thankful that God is who He says He is.

THE MEANING OF THANKFUL: GRATEFUL, APPRECIATIVE, FILLED WITH GRATITUDE AND RELIEVED.

There is so much power in gratitude. Having the ability to be grateful gives us the ability to express and feel appreciation. It makes us better mentally, physically and spiritually. It helps us to look at life through a completely different lens.

If you’re reading this, please comment below and share with me your personal reason for being grateful. Don’t stop there, if you can, please give tips on how you remain in a state of thankfulness and gratitude.