Yesterday my family gathered around the table for dinner. We all said something we are thankful for. This got me thinking about this one day.
I began to ponder what perspective I have. Am I a grateful contented person or do I focus on what I don’t have and am discontented?
I can easily blame my negative views on my home environment while growing up. Or I can blame it on my genes. In the end it is my responsibility and challenge to change my mindset. Is my glass going to be half empty or half full? I have freedom to choose.
What if I were to start each day saying one small thing I can be thankful for? Would my day be a better day if I did this?
Once as an exercise, I was asked to make a list of everything in my life I was thankful for. I could start a new one and what an inspiration it could be on days when I need encouragement.
If my mindset and attitude was one of gratitude, I believe that difficult times would go smoother. It has been said in scriptures, “I have learned that whatever state I am in to be content.”
Just some thoughts that may challenge all of us to shift our perspective just a little.