Do you want to be happier? Especially during this busy holiday season?
Thankfulness has the power to change everything.
If you’re like me you’re thinking, tell me something I don’t already know. You’ve heard it a thousand times, especially in November. But wait. Read on.
Thankfulness changes attitudes. It changes relationships. It changes atmospheres. It changes outlooks. It changes individuals. It changes groups. It changes families.
It changes me.
But for thankfulness to really change things, (including you and me) it must be expressed. You have to say it.
Too many of us feel it, but never say it. What good does that do?
No one benefits from unexpressed gratitude. My parents don’t benefit from my gratitude for them, if I never express it. My husband doesn’t benefit from my gratitude for him, if I never tell him. My kids don’t get blessed if I never tell them how thankful I am for them. My friends and co-workers will never know I’m grateful they’re in my life if I don’t speak the words, “I’m thankful for you”.
It’s not merely feeling thankful that changes relationships, attitudes, and circumstances; it’s expressing it.
And here’s an even more powerful truth: Even when I don’t feel thankful, when I say it, I start to feel it.
Maybe that’s why they call it “Giving Thanks”.
Last year I had an “ah-ha” moment as I read 1 Thessalonians 5:18:
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
God tells me to give thanks, not for His benefit, but for mine! I’m happier if I’m thankful (so is everyone around me!) It’s a fact. I don’t have to be thankful for all circumstances, but I can give thanks in all circumstances.When our gratitude goes public, our perspective goes positive. Click To Tweet
So what are you thankful for this holiday season?
Will you say it?
In fact, start expressing your thanks right now by leaving a comment below.
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