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Make A Thankful List

It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, (Psalms 92:1 NIV)

The other day I was having lunch with my friend and I was sharing about the ‘stuff’ I was dealing with. She looked at me and said, “You need to do a ‘Thankful List’.” She continued, “All of the things you are complaining about are really blessings.” As I thought about what she said, I realized she was right. Even though these things were stressors at the moment (blessings with a twist?), they were still blessings. It is said that because of the way our brains handle bad experiences vs. good experiences we tend to remember and focus more on the bad than the good. Maybe this is why God tells us over and over again to “Give Thanks!” Giving thanks allows us to refocus and move from what seems bad to what is good.  How about you? Do you need to do a ‘Thankful List’ today?

–Elaine Kapetanakis

Written by Diane Levy

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