GRATITUDE is the measure of our Spirituality

Several years ago, I heard those profound words from a preacher I grately admire and respect – Dr. Craig Barnes. I’d be the first to admit I sometimes struggle with complaining how life isn’t manifesting as planned. I’d say I was absolutely put to the test when I recently lost my fourth consercutive pregnancy at nearly six months… again! Nevertheless, I have come to the realization that when we take a moment to enlist what we already have and say THANK YOU. When we decide to focus our attention on ourselves and our strengths and say THANK YOU (instead of lamenting, complainig, competing or striving to be like others or what others say we should be), not only does the “thank you” help us appreciate our gifts, but also propel us to seek ways to develope these strengths and ultimately put those attributes to great use in contributing to the world and defining our destiny.

We all have different strengths, Oh how beautiful to know!!! God is soooo smart! LoL! And it helps to know that He is all knowing, so that takes the guesswork out of the equation. Just rely on your spirit and trust the Wisdom it possesses. It may be scary especially when doubts creep in, when we hit a roadblock, when people discourage us or we discourage ourselves but I’m pretty sure God knows why He gave YOU & I those particular traits, gifts…, so let that be our comfort  and our hope; and lead us to a daily ritual of finding, seekng and acknowledging the good things in our lives to prople us to fulfilment.

I recently came across a saying that drives home the importance of Gratitude and the reward that comes along with it:

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant;

To enact gratitude is generous and noble; but

To live gratitude is to touch heaven.” ~Johannes A. Gaertner

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