Although not our first instinct, gratitude can change perspective.
From The Happiness Project: Gratitude is important to happiness. Studies show that consistently grateful people are happier and more satisfied with their lives; they even feel more physically healthy and spend more time exercising. (woo hoo!) Gratitude brings freedom from envy, because when you are grateful for what you have, you are not consumed with wanting something different or something more. That, in turn, makes it easier to live within your means and also to be generous to others.
This passage inspired me to stop, or at least slow down, and be thankful for all I have. So once a week, I plan to share it with you!
This week, I am grateful for:
“give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you..”
1 Thessalonians 5:18