Gratitude Day 15 // Gratitude in our Losses

When you experience major trauma or a loss in your life, it’s hard to find any reason to be thankful. Whether you lost someone or something that was very important to you, it’s completely okay to just curl up in a ball and cry.

Gratitude Day 14 // Gratitude for Enemies

I’m the kind of person who always tries to find the good in people. And to be honest, that’s not always easy. But I’d rather believe that every person is inherently good because God created them than believe in some kind of “us versus them” mentality.

Gratitude Day 12 // Gratitude for God’s Providence

I love volunteering for Vacation Bible School at my local church. Two of the themes from Vacation Bible School centered on God’s providence. One theme was “Wilderness Escape” in which I taught the kids about the adventures of Moses and the Israelites in the desert.

Gratitude Day 11 // Gratitude in the Darkness

This is not gonna be an easy reflection, sisters in Christ. Gratitude is something that can be found in happy times, in the lessons that we learn from the trials we face, through other people and the things we do for others.

Gratitude Day 9 // Gratitude in the Storms

I live in an area that is vulnerable to hurricanes in the summer and fall. A major thunderstorm that occurred in May, however, was almost as bad, if not worse, than any hurricane that struck my city. I used to be scared of thunderstorms.

Gratitude Day 5 // Gratitude for our Weaknesses

You ever heard of the song “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers? Most of us have heard this part of the song: “You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away/know when to run.”

Gratitude Day 4 // Gratitude for our Gifts

How thankful are we about ourselves and the gifts that we have? How do you see yourself? There’s a huge difference between totally hating yourself and acting like you’re queen of the universe and seeing yourself the way that God sees you. I think it’s safe to say that we all struggle with self-esteem issues.

Gratitude Day 3 // Gratitude for All the Small Things

If you’re looking through your Bible and wondering “Where the heck is Sirach?” chances are you have a Protestant Bible. Some Catholic Bibles refer to Sirach as “The Wisdom of Ben Sira” or “Ecclesiasticus.”

Gratitude Day 1 // Gratitude Starts with God

I’ve struggled with being happy with what I have for a long time. There are days that I don’t feel grateful for anything at all in spite of the fact that I have a lot of blessings in my life. If you’re anything like me, you tend to take the things in your life for granted and don’t see the things in your life as anything special.

Gratitude Introduction // Having an Attitude of Gratitude

How often do we give thanks for the things that we already have? Do we give thanks to God every day? Or do we only do it during Thanksgiving and the holidays? What are we grateful for, anyway?