I have a confession to make. A few weeks ago, I challenged you to create a gratitude journal or list. Well, I have fallen short of this goal myself. This morning, I am not feeling well rested or settled. Why? There is a lot going on in my life, but I think the biggest reason is I haven’t kept up with my daily acknowledgment of gratitude for the joys in my life. I’ve backed myself into a corner, even though I have the ability to remove myself from the corner. Hmm. Maybe that is my other problem. I have the ability. It is all back to me. It really should be me expressing gratitude and allowing God to bring me to joy. As I’ve said before, I’m a slow learner when it comes to giving up control in my life. Until I’m able to do that daily, I will continue to back myself into a corner and be overwhelmed by the world and circumstances that surround me. It’s not about me.
So, what am I grateful for today? I’m grateful for a foggy morning today. I’m grateful for the sound of children playing outside on the blacktop. I’m extremely grateful for Mrs. Dickerson and her outstanding organizational skills. And I’m grateful I’m not in charge of the world.
A bid you all a fantastic Thursday filled with joy and gratitude!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 NLT