Intentional Gratefulness

I’m tired of the politics of the day. This era of entitlement often drives me crazy. We’ve lost the attitude of gratefulness in our quest to keep our rights in place.

I’ve learned it’s wise to stop what we’re doing, to take stock of all God has done, and to say, “Thank You.”

We’re all at fault. We’re more apt to complain than to tell someone “thank you.” I’m always surprised when someone starts a conversation with “thank you.” It’s unusual and rare.  Gratefulness is a gift.

And. I’ve learned, when we work things out with others from the place of gratefulness rather than through demands, everyone wins.

Our perception of the stuff we face changes when we’re grateful. The thing is . . when we’re grateful for all things . . we see the “more” of God. Gratefulness is a powerful way to live and be.
It requires us to surrender our “wants” in order to be authentically grateful.

Consider: Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever (I Chronicles 16:34).

Giving thanks to God makes sense . . . for He is good . . . and His love endures forever.  So.  I’m officially beginning forty days of intentional gratefulness. I know beginning something on February 15, seems random; however, there’s an urgent need for gratefulness in our society.

Day one of forty days of intentional gratefulness: Give thanks to God for ALL things.

God, You are good. Thank You for ALL things. Your love endures forever! Thank You!

Learning to Kickstart each day with gratefulness,


(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

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