An Attitude of Gratitude

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday. Just a friendly reminder that you’ve almost made it through another week, no, matter what’s happening in your life at this moment you’re making it through.
 It’s been a little over a year since my last post on here and I’m not going to lie a lot has changed since then. I’ve had the desire to write and I even have had ideas of what to discuss, but life has got the best of me during the last little bit, but I’ve decided to use this unusual situation to focus on things that are important to me, this being one of them. I hope you’re all doing well despite these strange circumstances, I don’t think I’d ever imagine something like this happening in my lifetime and even though there have been positives to all this, I really hope it doesn’t happen again. 
What I want to talk about today plays into this whole situation. I’m not going to lie, this quarantine has been difficult. As many of you know I work as a medical administrator in a hospital. So, I’m considered a front line worker, I’ve thankfully been relocated to a work from home situation, but that doesn’t mean it’s been easy. One thing though that has been at the forefront of my mind through this whole things is gratitude. I spoke about this a few weeks ago with my middle school group. It’s easy in this situation to focus on the negative, the deaths, the number of people sick, the fact that we can’t go about things how we normally would, people losing their jobs, etc. Instead, I believe we should be sitting in a posture of gratitude being thankful for our health, our homes, our families, the government who is helping those who have lost their jobs, etc. I believe that when we have an attitude of gratitude it shifts our focus back to the right place, it allows us to enter into God’s presence in a very, practical way and it helps us view the situation differently. I’m not saying we won’t have our moments and I’m also not saying you’ll agree with everything that’s happening, but when you choose to dwell on the good it can change not only your perspective, but how you handle the situation. I pray that all of you can find the good in this unusual season and that you can find things to be grateful for, even if it’s one simple thing a day. 

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1
Thessalonians 5:16-18 
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. – Colossians 4:2 
“Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love endures forever.” – Psalms 9:1 


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