Are You Really Thankful?
Is your glass have empty or half full? As we approach the Holiday Season what things and people are you thankful for? As you travel to visit family and friends, are you looking forward to the time or is there a sense of dread? During this season consider the impact that words have on your life.
If this time of year holds sad reminders, perhaps a loved one who is no longer here or the thought of stressful family gatherings. Focus on the things you are thankful for. Have an attitude of gratitude.
When negative thoughts and words seem to engulf me I am reminded of Philippians 4:8
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”
Make a list of the things you’re thankful for. Take time during this season to thank those special people in your life that you have not acknowledged or encouraged lately.
We are approaching the busiest travel times of the year. Take a moment to thank the flight crews, the people in security, the gate agents. Don’t forget to smile.
If you plan to drive think of ways to be thankful and gracious on the road.
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” William Arthur Ward