Today I'll be linking up with Erika for her first ever Grad-Itude 101: Mindful Lessons in Thankfulness.
I believe everyone will agree with me when I say gratitude is something we could all use a little more of.
Often times we get so down on ourselves and our situations it is hard to look up and see all the good.
Life can always get us down. It is easy to be negative; being positive is the challenge.
For this, there is a song called "Count Your Many Blessings".
My favorite verse says:
Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.
We all have burdens. We all have days that we feel life is too hard, or things aren't going our way. It's what we do when we have those days that makes us who we are.
I encourage you to count your blessings when life is great, count them when life is okay, and definitely count them when life is hard.
When I read Erika's post last week, I started really thinking of things/ people that I am grateful for. During the month of November last year, I started writing my Thankful Thoughts down everyday, and that was a great start. When I did this, I felt really good. My worries and burdens seemed to be a little lighter. But then November ended and I moved on.
I want to start being more vocal about my gratitude, so here are this week's Gratitude Moments:
I am grateful for the opportunity to travel and teach overseas.
I am grateful for a family that raised me to believe travel and exploring was a definite possibility
I am grateful for my travel buddy and best friend
I will continue to add to this list week by week.
So what are your thoughts on this topic? What are you grateful for?
Many thanks to Erika for this link up.