I’ve gotten into the habit of asking myself these questions every morning by the time I get to work. I actually got this from Oprah. I was inspired by a video I was listening to, where she explained how keeping a gratitude journal was one of the most important things she’s ever done. I’ve been doing it for about 2 weeks straight now, and it has definitely contributed to my awareness of the blessings that I’ve experiencing in such a short time.
The concept is very simple and this quote explains it:
At first, I found that I was thankful for surface things. It was difficult for me to get deep or even see blessings that I was getting because I was still trying to condition myself out of the negative lens. Practice gave me a sharper perspective of all of the positive things that were flying my way on a regular basis. In hindsight, the positives outweigh the negatives in every situation. God is in control and always knows what He is doing, even (and especially) when we don’t understand.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” ~Romans 8:28
“Let us come before him with thanksgiving and sing joyful songs of praise.” ~Psalm 95:2
Here’s a video of Oprah explaining her keeping a gratitude journal and how it has impacted her life.
Please comment and let me know if you already do this, or if you’re starting, how its impacted your life. Its definitely changed mine.