Friday, June 15, 2012

Gratefulness Tool

Phillipians 4:8 says, "8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 9 Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. (New Living Translation). 

It is no secret that what God destined to be written in the Bible so long ago still works today.  In fact, in the late 90's the Positive Psychology movement really go going, and gratefulness is one of the great parts of it.  When we are grateful, and notice the things that are blessings to us during the day, we develop a greater sense of wellbeing.

So, here is a tool for you to use, if you need a pick-me-up, a new way of thinking, or encouragement to appreciate the special moments of life and savor them for all their worth!  Keep a journal.  Get yourself a pretty blank notebook that you can keep by your bed at night, and every night before you go to sleep, jot down three things for which you are grateful, were blessed by during the day, or that went right. 

Over time, the habit of appreciating the things that are true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, and admirable may become second nature to you, and your contentment is sure to grow!