We all know deep down that we are more blessed than we acknowledge, so I’m laying down a challenge to you, my sweet readers.

Some of you may be weary these days, not wanting another list of things to do, but some of you might be up for the task. So this year, I’m offering up two choices, whichever fits you best wherever you find yourself mentally and spiritually in your life right now.

Option 1:

Every night between now and the end of the year, let’s commit to take at least five minutes to write down the following:

-3 good things that happened that day

-3 (tops) yucky things that happened that day (not to dwell, but to get it out)

-3 blessings of God in your life (not necessarily today-specific)

-3 good things that you are anticipating the following day

Easy-peasy. Seriously. Even if you don’t like to write.

Option 2:

Okay, but let’s say all of that sounds like too much. Let’s lower the bar a tad then because something truly is better than nothing…each night between now and the end of the year, write down one thing you are grateful for from that day. Now that’s easy-peasy for sure.

Gratitude is a practice, not a natural instinct. And as I’ve said for years, deep gratitude always yields deep joy.

Hannah Whitall Smith says, “It is not because things are good that we are to thank the LORD, but because He is good.”

Let’s join together in looking for the good this season and in looking for God this season. Who’s with me??

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good.
His love endures forever.
–Psalm 136


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