Daily Thanks

“All our discontents about what we want appear to me to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.”     ~ Daniel Defoe

4306_103397277165_812727165_2594449_1148916_nI’ve become convinced through years of counseling people that many of life’s problems and possibly many bouts of non-clinical depression could be fixed through a daily time of thanksgiving. It’s a simple discipline to participate in yet most of us over look it.

With just a few minutes set aside at the end of each day for reflective thankfulness, each of us could improve our outlook for the coming days by considering the blessings of the current day. So one of my goals is to make a daily post to my blog with the highlights of my day laid out as a form of thanksgiving to God for those blessings.

Maybe you’ll join me. Make your own list of daily blessings or leave a comment on my daily note of thanks to add your thanks also! How can we hope to recognize the gifts of tomorrow unless we rehearse the recognition through the gifts of today?


We give praise and thanks to You, O God, we praise and give thanks; Your wondrous works declare that Your Name is near and they who invoke Your Name rehearse Your wonders.

               ~Asaph, in Psalm 75: 1, the Bible (Amplified version)


3 responses to “Daily Thanks

  1. Gail Guerra

    So very true Gary. Several years ago I was challenged to not only give Daily thanks but alos Praise. I found that the two were different and that giving Thanks seem to be easier than Praising God. To praise Him took focus off myself and wasalll about Him and who is was and is. When I did this it made such a difference in my relationshiup with my creator. It was hard at first, I spent time in Psalms and that helped but soon I could journal praises to God and my lust of thanks never runs out either. Hope I made sense. Thanks again!

  2. This is so true. Years ago when I was still feeling pain over a family situation God led me to start a “Daily Thanks.” It totally turned things around for me. It was very healing. I was able to begin to feel some joy again. Continually listening to God and following his guidance has led me to a place where I feel so much joy now — it’s great! Take care, A.

    • A –

      Thanks for stopping in and sharing your thoughts and experience. I hear many people say that being intentionally thankful pulled them through many rough seasons of life.

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