Friday 20th February
Gratitude

Colossians 2:6
Live in Christ Jesus; rooted and built up in him,
abounding in thanksgiving.

“There are times in the lives of most of us,
when we would have given all the world to be as we were but yesterday.
Though that yesterday passed over us unappreciated and unenjoyed.”
– William Lecky

Make sure today does not pass unappreciated and unenjoyed.
Savour each moment, recognise God’s Presence in each moment,
and be thankful for all the gifts you are given.
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Life’s woes have an unerring tendency to make us blind to life’s blessings.
The things that go wrong and make life difficult easily occupy our thoughts,
but blessings often slip by unrecognised and unacknowledged.
We need to make a conscious effort to keep mindful of the blessings.
The gift of Gratitude can have a most incredible healing effect upon life’s burdens.
Gratitude creates a bit of space between us and our woes,
and in that space we find a better perspective on life;
worries no longer crowd us, and life’s blessings can be seen and experienced.
When our worries are pushed back a bit and are no longer given pride of place,
we then find the strength and inspiration to cope and deal with them better.
So let’s take a moment to appreciate and be thankful for today.