A few years ago, I set about on a year of thankfulness in a blog I called 365 Days of Praise . (Ironically it should have been 366 Days of Praise, as it was a Leap Year!) As I went through the year and wrote in my blog daily, I noticed my attitude was more positive when I appreciated the little blessings that occur within everyday life. I thanked Him for a warm home, hot coffee and even a good parking spot! That cup of hot coffee feels really good on my cold hands and certainly smells amazing. Thanking God shouldn’t be reserved for just the big things in life, such as a new home or a loved one coming home safely. When we take the time to appreciate the little things, like tiny seashells resting by the ocean or that warm shower you get every single day, we are praising God. We are worshiping Him.
Even though the blog never got finished, to this day I strive to appreciate the little things in life. Especially when I find myself cranky or negative. I’ve found there is much joy to be had in these moments.
By thanking God and praising Him, I am in turn blessed.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I’m looking forward to Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie, for which I am extremely thankful!