Remember when the "gratitude journals" were trendy?
I heard from a friend who heard from a friend who heard from a friend.... about writing in a journal daily
"Today I am grateful for ___________"
and listing 5 or 6 things.
Sometimes it is a stretch to come up with anything.
But those are the times that counting blessings are really important.
There's some sort of magic in being grateful.
"When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed
When you are discouraged thinking all is lost
Count your many blessings name them one by one
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
Are you ever burdened with a load of care,
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear
Count your many blessings every doubt will fly
And you will be singing as the days go by."
Johnson Oatman, Jr., 1856-1922
Right this second I am grateful for the smell of freshly cut grass.
What are you grateful for?