Tuesday, November 22, 2016

5 ways to a thankful heart.

Stepping away from fashion & beauty for a little bit today. Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I feel like this whole world has been surrounded by negativity lately.
Its everywhere you turn.
It sucks the joy right out of your life. It can consume you.
I wanted to share my top five ways in How to find a thankful heart in a broken world.

 Photo via Jenny Highsmith 

1. Prayer.  I'm human, I sin, I fall short, I stumble & fall each day.
Pray for a thankful heart.
God knows we can't do this on our own. Sometimes it's hard because we choose to see the bad things that are happening around us but a true testament to your faith is even through those painful times, you CHOOSE to have a thankful heart & trust in God's plan.

2. Positive attitude, there is always something to be thankful for. Even something as simple as clean water, a warm bed to sleep in, or shoes to wear & all the little things that we use everyday, that we don't even think twice about. Start there.

3. Take a Step Back, don't rush. When your rushing to get laundry done, or have a clean house, & dinner on the table, sometimes those small moments that make you thankful in life will slip right through your fingertips.

4. Write it down. Write down what your thankful for. Remind yourself that you are very blessed in every area of your life. Make yourself daily reminders all over your house. Do it as a challenge with your family to write down one thing they are thankful for each day.  I can't help but smile right now thinking of my son getting asked what he was thankful for & he wrote "Mom, Dad, & Cereal." I'm glad me & cereal are in the same boat....but seriously it melts my heart hearing that.
I love it. 

5. Pinterest, take a break from it.
Pinterest can be such a blessing but sometimes you just need a break. When I spend a little too much time on Pinterest instead of being thankful for what I do have.... like my perfect husband (my husband clearly edits all my blog posts & I decided to leave it because it made me smile) ...Anyways back to what I was saying instead of being thankful for what I do have, I'm concentrating on things I don't have or things I wish I had.

This is more of a reminder for me to strive a little bit harder each day to choose to have a thankful heart.



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