Friday, November 2, 2012

Thankful People are Happy

Last night was an emotional one for me. In talking with my son, things came to the surface that have been eating away at my heart for quite some time. My son said some things that broke my heart, and though some might say he said those things to manipulate me, I can't bring myself to agree.

By the end of our conversation, I thought it'd be good for him to practice being more grateful for what he has - what's amazing about this is that God actually used a quote I received in a monthly Julep subscription box to create this challenge. The quote was, "It's not happy people who are grateful, it's grateful people who are happy."

I've decided to challenge myself this month along with my son, and pretty much everyone else who's willing, to consciously think of one thing every single day for which I'm grateful, and to thank GOD out LOUD for it.

This isn't going to be hard for me to do, because I'm a naturally thankful person, even in private. It's literally hard for me NOT to thank God for a cool morning, a good parking space, a gorgeous sunrise or sunset, a clean toilet, a hot shower...and the list goes on and on. But, I believe it will be a challenge for my son, who tends to focus on the negative a whole lot more than a child ever should.

Please pray for him as he begins this journey to a happier and more content disposition.

Today, I'm grateful for a loving family. THANK YOU, GOD, FOR MY FAMILY!

I am truly blessed.

Until next time,



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