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