I have recently shared how I’m doing these days (spoiler alert: not great). And I have been doing all I know to do when not doing well spiritually or relationally or emotionally or physically.
But I stumbled upon an idea recently (thank you, Jeff Walker), and I want to share it with you, as you, sweet reader, may also not be doing all that well lately.
Every night between now and the end of the year, I am committing to take at least five minutes to write down the following:
-3 wins from that day.
-3 wins I am anticipating the following day.
-The yucky stuff that happened that day (not to dwell, but to get it out of me).
-3 gratitudes from that day.
Easy-peasy. Seriously. Even if you don’t like to write. So, I want to challenge each of you to join me. Gratitude is a practice, not a natural instinct. And as I’ve said for years, deep gratitude always precedes deep joy.
Hannah Whitall Smith says, “It is not because things are good that we are to thank the LORD, but because He is good.”
Let’s join together in looking for the good this month! Who’s with me??
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. His love endures forever. –Psalm 136
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