The Difficult Discipline of Gratitude

Gratitude isn’t a feeling. It’s the daily discipline of choosing to see the good over the bad and to see God in all of your circumstances, even the bad ones.

Gratitude isn’t a one and done deal. You have to choose it and seek after it and crave it every single day, or you will default to attitudes of entitlement and/or bitterness and/or apathy.

You can choose to be grateful and thankful even when you don’t feel grateful or thankful. And yes, there’s still always something to be thankful for, even if it’s the breath in your lungs and the beat of your heart.

The command is to give thanks every day in every circumstance– not give thanks for everything but in everything. That is God’s will for you.

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