The Power of Gratitude...
You turned my wailing into dancing;I was in a real funk tonight. I was frustrated with everyone. Nothing seemed to be working the way that I wanted. I felt entitled to be in bad mood because I had done so much for everyone. I want to be taken care of. I wanted to sit back and let others do things for a change.
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
that my heart may sing to you and not be silent.
O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever. Psalm 30:11-12
So after I had gotten the kids into bed and my wife off tosleep I sat down to have my pity party. I sat in my chair and surfed the internet with a serious "poor me" attitude. Well as
I sat there I heard the words "Be Grateful". I thought to myself what do I have to be grateful for. Next thing I began doing is going through my personal email and delete all the junk. So I started scrolling thourgh all of my emails. As this was happening I kept hearing "Be grateful". Well out of the junk email I ran across for emails that my friends had sent.
When I started looking at all of my friends I realized how grateful I was for each and everyone of them/ So I started sending emails them telling them how special they are to me. When I had gotten to the last one I switched gears and started thinking about my wife again. I knew that she was more important to me than all of my friends so I wrote her a letter on our blog.
My entire mood had changed. I had gotten out of my pity party and I was happy. It's funny how God rewards focusing on other people.
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