God's word says it is good to give thanks to Him. Gratitude isn't only mentioned in the Bible as being a good thing, google the benefits of thankfulness and a plethora of articles pop up including this one from the Forbes website: 7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude....
The article mentions things like improving physical and psychological health, better relationships, increasing empathy and even improving sleep. The article suggests keeping a journal next to your bed and every night before turning off the light. Writing for a few minutes about what you are thankful for might help you catch more z's. I generally am a more thankful person (not that I don't have room for improvement), but I know numerous adults who can't sleep at night, including my younger daughter and my husband. I may need to suggest this to them and see if it helps.
As I mentioned in last week's post, being thankful is a choice that we must make to turn our minds from all that is bothering us to what is good and right and true.
This week we celebrate Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for? Here are a few of the things I am thankful for:
God's Word -
Good food -
Grandson Fun -
There are far too many things for me to list them all here. I am thankful for God's mercy that is new every morning. I am thankful for blankets, my pillow and a bed to sleep in at night. I am thankful both my husband and I have jobs. I am thankful that both of my daughters have jobs. I am thankful for a hot shower, running water, a dishwasher and a washer and dryer. I am thankful for a flush toilet. Ask me about that story some time! Ha, ha, I have so much and I am so blessed. But even if I had less, I am blessed. Blessed that an Almighty being wanted to have a relationship with me. Blessed that even though I deserve nothing and could not stand before Him because of my sin, He provided Jesus to bridge the gap.
Tell me what you are thankful for today. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!