It’s an incredible thing…choosing to start with gratitude is a clear path to changing your perspective. Ask yourself, ‘what am I thankful for?’ and it leads your thoughts and your mind to search for what is good, positive and optimistic. If at first it is difficult and you find yourself quickly slipping into ‘what I don’t have’ or ‘the way things used to be’ consciously stop yourself and make a list of 2-3 things that you are grateful for. The more we put this into practice the more our perspective will change. If you struggle with this turn to Jesus Christ in prayer and ask Him to help you see the good that is all around you. Trust in the Lord and give Him thanks for all that He has done for you. Amen.
“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his[a];
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.”
(This photo was taken in August of 2016 in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington)