THANKFUL Thursday! / Count your blessings
I read a story about an utterly content old woman whose happiness came from her practice of filling here left pocket every morning with beans. Whenever something happened for which she was grateful, she moved a bean to her right pocket. At the end of the day, she would hold each right pocket bean and remember all the good things that happened to her that day.
It really does make a difference when you count your blessings each day. If I don't take the time to stop and remember what happened, I'll soon forget and loose the chance of being thankful for something or someone. I don't always have pockets to move beans around but I do have a journal that I keep with my thoughts and prayers each day so from now on I'm going to record my blessings there too.
I find that writing things down is a big help to me in more than one way and always have pencil and paper handy.
I'm thankful that today I can read and write and think, not everyone can.
I'm thankful for the sunny days
I'm thankful for all my family and friends
I'm thankful for a somewhat cleaner house
I'm thankful for my good health and that of my family too.
A heart full of thankfulness will make any day better.
I hope your Thursday is one that you can be THANKFUL for too!