While I was sitting in the morning waiting to “listen,” the words from an old song rang through my head: “This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Let those words be your motto for today.
This day is for you, made for you.
Find my gifts in each moment, in each reflection.
See joy and peace and love and understanding,
because I have given those gifts abundantly.
Consider all the goodness in your life.
Learn to give Me thanks,
because as you find the little things to be thankful for,
your life will be filled with thankfulness and love.
As you give, so you receive.
Live in an attitude of gratitude
and you will be filled to overflowing with what is real and eternal.
Know you are very blessed.
When I listened to these words, I considered the many things for which I am grateful:
– Our Creator who made us intricately and wonderfully.
– Our beautiful world with a sun that warms us, flowers and trees of summertime and all the beauty of nature we enjoy.
– Christ who came as a baby and experienced life much as we do. He was willing to give up His life for us to receive His salvation and an abundant life.
We are very blessed. Think of three things for which you are grateful, or if you like, write them down. Some of my friends keep a daily list that now numbers over a thousand gifts!
Rose is a retired marriage and family therapist, living in Cape Coral, FL.