When was the last time you were appreciative about the things in your life? A new job, a new house, a new degree, waking up in the mornings? These are just a few wonderful things to appreciate! Although these accomplishments are an obvious cause for celebration, we want to magnify those things we may overlook, the simple things in life.
We live in a fast-paced world. We all have our daily routines. Often times, when we get caught up in our busyness we tend to forget the little things. It can be easy to focus on the “next” thing rather than being present. This usually creates anxiety, worries and it can produce negative thoughts. This year, we want to appreciate more.
We want to share 3 ways we believe can help one be more appreciative:
- Start with saying thank you. Saying thank you for everything no matter how big or small it is. When we learn to be thankful we are practicing having a heart of gratitude.
- Being grateful for the loved one that surround you. Be grateful for the family that you have and for your friends that are there for you. Don’t take these people for granted. Always let them know how much they mean to you.
- Volunteer work. Giving back of your time to volunteer in your community can go a long way. This makes you reflect on your own life and will allow you be thankful for all you have and for God’s provision.
These are just some of the ways that can help us appreciate life a little more and be grateful.
By the way, we are thankful and we appreciate you taking the time to read our posts weekly. We hope they continue to encourage you.
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“Enjoy the little things in life for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things”
- Kurt Vonnegut