Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Daily Challenge-Attitude of Gratitude


Top: Ross
Necklace: F21
 Dress: Anthropologie
Shoes: Victoria's Secret

Daily Challenge:

Every word that comes out of our mouths has power in it—creative or destructive, positive or negative. 
 So whether we murmur and complain or give thanks and keep a positive attitude, we are feeding our body, mind and spirit.

We need to ask ourselves, how quick are we to become impatient and begin to complain when stuck in traffic or while waiting in checkout lines? How quick are we to spot and point out the faults of our friends or family members? Do we complain about our job when we should be thanking God that we have one?

The best way to start each day is with gratitude and thanksgiving. I have come to learn that truly thankful people do not complain. They are too busy being grateful for the good things they do have that they have no time to notice the things they could complain about.

Philippians 2:14 says that we are to do everything without complaining or arguing. 

We should make it a daily challenge not to complain or find fault with anything. 

This does not mean that we don’t correct situations that need to be corrected, or that we live with our heads in the clouds, pretending that nothing negative exists. 

It simply means that we try and  make it our goal in life to be as positive and thankful as possible.

Try going to bed at night pondering everything you have to be thankful for. Let it be the first thing you do in the morning. Thank God for all the "little things" we sometimes take for granted: a parking place that He helps you find, waking up on time for work, the fact that you can walk or see or hear, your children…

Don’t be discouraged with yourself when you fail, but don’t throw in the towel and quit either. 

Just keep at it until you have developed new habits and you are living with an attitude of gratitude.

Thank God when He answers your prayers.

Be generous in your gratitude with the Lord and it will help you draw even closer to Him.

What I'm thankful for this day:

 *My health
*Jesus Christ
*Place to lay my head 
*Food in our pantry
*God's unconditional love

What are you thankful for?
What are some of the things you complain about?

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At July 7, 2012 at 11:44 PM , Blogger Bridgette Wensel said...

I love your fun dress! Super cute! I also love that you wrote about all the things you are grateful for, it's so awesome when you think about all that our Lord does for us!
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At July 8, 2012 at 9:30 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Thanks for your sweet comments Bridgette.
Made me smile ;)


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