Every morning when I write in my prayer journal, I start with seven things I’m grateful for. That keeps me focused on my multitudes of blessings, instead of the squeaky wheels. I haven’t ALWAYS done this, of course–I originally read about keeping a gratitude journal in Sarah Ban Breathnach’s groundbreaking book, “Simple Abundance”–and her recommendation is choosing five things to be thankful for. Sometimes, I record the same things, day after day. Other times, there’s some variety. It’s so easy to forget how blessed we really are–even when circumstances seem difficult in the extreme.
Some of the things I’m grateful… Read More »