Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
~ Brian Tracy
Matthew Kelly, author of The Seven Levels of Intimacy, tells us in addition to the need of a disciplined way of eating to fuel the body and bring it to maximum performance, we also need a diet of mind, heart, and soul. I believe gratitude is a part of this diet. We must have gratitude for not only the big things in life - new job, new home, new baby - but we must have it for the little everyday things as well - the smile of the person in your office, the dishwasher working one more day, the giggle of that sweet baby. Seeing all of this with a heart of thanks will change your perspective. It takes discipline to stick to any diet, including the diet of giving up negativity and sticking to a heart of gratitude. Make it a daily habit. It will change your life.
Foods on the earth - God's creation!
Morning coffee time - reflective, encouraging, intimate, time with God.
Glue - to show that pieces CAN be mended!
Weeding away the old to make way for beauty and newness underneath.
The Lamentations of Good Friday....piercing the soul, weeping that leads to the glorious resurrection!