Saturday, November 10, 2012

Gratitude Prayer...

Sometimes it's hard to be optimistic.  Sometimes it's hard to be grateful.  I think it's easier to just succumb to depression every once in a while and wallow in self-pity.  Stress is a motivator.

When I start the day off thanking the Lord for all of my blessings, I know I do better all around.  If it's a day I go to work, I AM more alert and aware, more enthusiastic and optimistic.  I know starting a day off with gratitude will help me make the most of whatever kind of day it is.  I forget at times to be grateful when I stay home all day and still can't accomplish much more than loading the dishwasher.  I notice those are the days I end up feeling sorry for myself and procrastinating things till the next day.

My goal is to start EVERY day off with a gratitude prayer.  Not to ask for anything, just to be THANKFUL for everything.  I can always pray again if needed, but wouldn't you like to have your children just tell you thank you sometimes? 

1 comment :

Joey said...

So True, sometimes when I have had a rather hard day, one where I have forgotten to do basic things or I have made a mistake I often find myself thinking, " wow, I wonder how much worse this day would have been had I not asked for Heavenly Fathers help to get me through it". It's comforting to know that He is ALWAYS there to help up be the best we can be.