It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, August 02, 2020

Chapter 8, Page 2, Book 20

Faced with demoralization, gratitude has the power to energize. Faced with brokenness, gratitude has the power to heal. Faced with despair, gratitude has the power to bring hope.

Robert Emmons 

August 2nd- be grateful 

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

G.K. Chesterton

Sunday’s are the day I take a moment to reflect on the good things I do have to be thankful for them. In the midst of all the hard things going on in our lives it’s good to take the time to consider all the things I do have to be grateful for. One cannot feel fearful and thankful at the same time.

Just thinking about being able to see a beautiful sunrise makes me feel better.  When I think about all I do have the feelings of what we’ve lost due to the virus, get fewer and fewer.

Thankfully it is not winter so we can at least get outside  or open windows and breathe fresh air.

Getting in and staying in a mindset of gratitude is not always easy during difficult times, but shifting our focus to the things we can be grateful for is good for our mental health and good for the soul.

When we observe and appreciate the wonders in our lives, we are more joyful and when we feel good, our lives start to unfold in wonderful ways.  Our lives can change for the better.

Appreciate the things that are positive in your life and the negative things won’t seem so negative.  Focus on having more joy in you life.  Have an attitude of gratitude.

The unthankful heart discovers no mercies, but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.

Henry Ward Beecher


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Be thankful for this day !

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

I am really going to concentrate on this for myself this month. There is an August Happiness Challenge at that I am considering joining. Have a blessed Sunday Ma. Hugs!

Chatty Crone said...

I love the very first photo (?). How great it is that HE gives us a new chance when he gives us a new day!

Mevely317 said...

"One cannot feel fearful and thankful at the same time." Must remember, nothing worth having comes easy, does it?
That first meme/photo I have hanging on my refrigerator door! Happy Sunday!

betty said...

I like the thought of appreciating the positives going on in our lives and then the negatives won't seem so negative. Lots of positive things to be grateful for indeed!


jack69 said...

You said: One cannot feel fearful and thankful at the same time......
Never thought of that. Wisdom... We are in Van Buren State park just for the night. This is beautiful country. i am waving at you. I sure wish this Pandemic wasn't raging.
Love ya
Sherry & jack