Gratitude List 12/04/2019:

Gratitude List 12/04/2019

A few days ago, the reflection of the day spoke of the stillness of God (as you understand Him). How when I’m restless, I can rely on Him to be still, calm and consistent. I found this to be a very comforting thought. It made me realise how I have and how I can continue to lean on my own understanding of God to get me through life’s ups and downs.

Today I am grateful that when I suffer from fear, I can connect and seek guidance from a power who does not know fear.

Today I am grateful that when I feel resentful, I can connect and seek guidance from a power who only knows love and forgiveness.

Today I am grateful that when I am tempted to be dishonest, I can connect and seek guidance from a power who is only honest.

Today I am grateful that when I lust, I can connect and seek guidance from a power who only thinks clean.

Today I am grateful that when I am intolerant, I can connect and seek guidance from a power who considers and understands.

Today I am grateful that when I don’t know whether to accept or show courage, I can connect and seek guidance from a power who has the wisdom.

Today I am grateful that when I don’t do my best, I can connect and seek guidance from a power who does not judge.

Today I am grateful that when I am faced with challenges, I can connect and seek guidance from a power who has the answers.

Today I am grateful to be able to put these defects in the hands of a greater power that does not suffer with them. A true blessing.

Gratitude List 24/03/2019: Watch for and Strive for

Gratitude List 24/03/2019

Since finding out what certain characteristics actually mean, the simple knowledge often assists me in day-to-day life. Armed with the facts I am able to honestly, morally and accurately take my daily personal inventory.

Amongst many others, today I am grateful for the following characteristics and their meanings. Some are defects and some are strengths. Having the knowledge of both enables me to watch for and strive for.

Sloth – reluctance to work or make an effort; laziness.

Lustfulness – full of or motivated by lust, greed, or the like

Intolerance – unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behaviour that differ from one’s own.

Coarseness – to be rude or vulgar.

Insincerity – not expressing genuine feelings.

Humbleness (humility) – the quality of having a modest or low view of one’s importance.

Open-mindedness – the quality of being willing to consider ideas and
opinions that are new or different to your own.

Willingness – the quality or state of being prepared to do something; readiness.

Industrious – the quality of being diligent and hard-working.

Selflessness – to concern more with the needs and wishes of others than with one’s own.