Give Thanks, Find Joy. ☺︎
This week I have felt really weak. I’ve been getting hit by all of these false thoughts & feelings that are causing me to doubt myself, my future, my capabilities- ultimately leading me to feel down & out, to feel trapped. I have allowed my fears & lies lead to me to a paralyzed state where I don’t know what next steps to take in moving forward ⇢. After stepping outside of my own thoughts & surrendering my situation, I gained revelation. This experience has convicted me of what I know deep down not to fall into, which is ➡︎ not allowing my circumstances to dictate my life & my spirit. Life is full of ups & downs & if you are not firmly grounded you will surely be shaken down & all around! It’s ok not to be ok sometimes, BUT it’s important to keep your faith values on point so when the storm comes you are ready for battle ⚑! As I sit here in the cafe typing away, I reassure myself of the truth:
My circumstances may change, but my God *remains the same*;
I was challenged by someone close to me when they asked me to stop focusing on the negative (-) & the void in my life, but to highlight the positive (+) of what I do have. In the moment I denied that there was much to be thankful for but deep down I knew I had to cut away at these vines of negativity that were growing over me and weighing me down. I prayed, slept on it & made a conscious decision that even though I didn’t feel like it, I was going to approach this day with a changed perspective & a positive foot forward ➪. I chose to carve out time, sit down, and meditate on the things in my life that I can be THANKFUL for. After all: “A miserable heart means a miserable life; a cheerful heart fills the day with song.” (Proverbs 15:15). YES to the latter please!
With a cheerful heart ♡, I am…
THANKFUL FOR the air in my lungs; to live out each new day ☼!
THANKFUL FOR a healthy mind, body & soul.
THANKFUL FOR my 5 senses.
THANKFUL FOR chocolatey things.
THANKFUL FOR all I’ve experienced that has carved out my story.
THANKFUL I don’t have to do life alone.
THANKFUL I can find the positive (+) in negative (-) situations.
THANKFUL FOR loving family, loyal friends.
THANKFUL FOR the courage to take steps outside of my comfort zone.
THANKFUL FOR being able to travel the world ✈︎.
THANKFUL FOR my savior, my rock, my King ♕.
THANKFUL FOR a bed to sleep in & the roof over my head.
THANKFUL FOR the opportunity to serve others.
THANKFUL FOR the gifts & talents I have been given.
THANKFUL FOR my creative mind, my creative hands ✍.
THANKFUL FOR my sensitive heart.
THANKFUL I get to dream BIG dreams ☆.
THANKFUL FOR the freedom to live out my faith.
THANKFUL FOR the food on the table.
THANKFUL to love & to be loved ♡.
THANKFUL FOR the world & the people in it.
THANKFUL FOR finding joy in being thankful ☺︎.
WHAT IS GOOD IN YOUR LIFE; WHERE CAN THANKS BE GIVEN?!
(Find @ least 10 things!)
Open your heart.
Experience Joy ☺︎.
You'd be amazed at what an impact you will experience when you take a moment to take your focus off of yourself & focus on the good! When you step outside & actively serve others, transformation will take place & your heart & you will start to sprout new buds of hope, buds of encouragement like you never imagined ⚘!