I read a book called One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. As I read along, I decided to write down 1,000 things I’m grateful to God for. The first day I wrote down 49. There are some days that I only write down one. Yesterday I didn’t write down any. Instead I asked God to forgive me for my bad attitude and to give me wisdom. Today I started off the day okay and then chose a bad attitude part way through the day. I say choose because my attitude is a choice.
So today in another bad attitude I prayed for forgiveness and wisdom. Although I felt like not writing down anything I decided to find something to be grateful for.
#487 the passports for Natalie and Kyle are sent off after 3.5 trips to the 2 different post offices
#488 Natalie can fall asleep in the car, wake up when we get home, and fall back asleep in her pack n’ play
# 489 I’ve been working out more regularly
Then I realized that my attitude wasn’t really improving. Yes I was writing down things that I was thankful for, but I was still missing something. I decided to not focus on me, but instead on Him.
#490 You are God
#491 You hear my prayers
#492 You created heaven and earth
#493 You are eternal
#494 You are full of long suffering
#495 You are trustworthy
#496 You are merciful
#497 You are the Prince of Peace
#498 You are forgiving
#499 You know what is best
#500 You have a plan
Writing those things earlier helped me to breath deeply again. Typing them just a few minutes later again refreshed me. Wouldn’t it be amazing if I always chose to be thankful? Imagine if the people at your work and your home always chose to be thankful. I know, I can’t imagine it either, but I can pray for it.