Sunday, January 8, 2017

Bread for the Journey


 'Be grateful' is my motto for 2017. So many times we grumble about this and that and forget the many blessings that we do have and that we should be grateful for. As for the blue jay in this photo I would say he looks grateful for the peanuts.
My granddaughter gave me a Gratitude Journal for Christmas and asked me to write down 3 gratitudes a day and to do that for at least 1 month. She will be doing the same. I'm glad she encouraged me, I had often thought about doing it. Keeping track of gratitudes daily results in being more grateful. 
It's something I encourage us all to do. Don't you think there would be a lot less grumbling?

Psalm 100 NIV
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
     Serve the Lord with gladness!
    Come into his presence with singing!
 Know that the Lord, he is God!
    It is he who made us, and we are his;[a]
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

    and his courts with praise!
    Give thanks to him; bless his name!
 For the Lord is good;
    his steadfast love endures forever,
    and his faithfulness to all generations.

8 comments:

  1. Great post - good reminder to be mindful of our blessings and practice gratitude!

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  2. Great way to start the new year with plenty of blessings and to be thankful. Happy New Year Ellen.

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  3. What a wonderful granddaughter!

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  4. I've been buying all sorts of cool journals for other for years. I had two left under the bed, gratitude journals as it happens, so I decided to do one myself. So far, I've made an entry every day! Hope you enjoy your experience, too.

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  5. What a perfect motto for 2017 or any year! Thank you for these wise words and wonderful reminder. Happy New Year!

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  6. What a perfect motto for 2017 or any year! Thank you for these wise words and wonderful reminder. Happy New Year!

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  7. What a perfect motto for 2017 or any year! Thank you for these wise words and wonderful reminder. Happy New Year!

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  8. What a perfect motto for 2017 or any year! Thank you for these wise words and wonderful reminder. Happy New Year!

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