There’s something special about the one who lives a thank you life.
You know the one. He views life with a different perspective than most. He sees the sun even when it’s not shining, and finds the silver lining when it’s unseen by everyone else. His glass is always half-full.
Her words are only positive, as they uplift, encourage, and inspire. Her presence is known to impact the lives of everyone around her, and you find she makes you feel even better about who you are. You can’t help but desire to hang out with her.
Life isn’t perfect for this person, but you’ll see him or her not only rise above the circumstances but will bless others in the process.
The person who lives a thank you life has a heart filled with gratefulness.
Gratefulness for what she has, instead of comparing what she doesn’t.
Gratefulness for the little things like blue skies, the aroma of a freshly-brewed cup of coffee, or a passing butterfly. Little things aren’t so little for this person.
Gratefulness for the big things in life like good health, every day miracles, and the presence friends and family. These big things are blessings which are never taken for granted.
And, even though life is presented with challenges, hardships, and insurmountable obstacles, a person who lives a thank you life keeps her sights on the One Who can lead her through them.
I want to be a person like that.
I want to be one who lives a thank you life.
All the time. Interested in joining me?
4 Helpful Ways To Live A Thank You Life
1 – Grow the Habit of Gratefulness
There’s a popular quote which reads, “What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?” If that was the case, I would have awoke today to a handful of people and a few items in my life. Gratefulness doesn’t come naturally, but when we make it our habit to be continually thankful, a thank you life will be the result.
2 – Remember
We have much on our minds, and I don’t know about you, but I can get forgetful. When our children were young, each night before bed we’d gather as a family to pray and to say our “thankfuls.” Each one of us would share what we were thankful for that day. It was a powerful way to remember. Journal your “thankfuls,” or share them with another. Spend time reminiscing about the past to remember what God has done in your life, and write them down so you don’t ever forget.
3 – Lift Our Eyes
When life throws its worst at you, it can be tough to be grateful. That’s when it might be necessary to lift our eyes and to search for the good. I firmly believe God can bring good out of any situation, and when our eyes are lifted and open to His work, we will see that good.
4 – Help Others Be Grateful
When others struggle to be grateful, shine your gratefulness into their lives. Not in a pushy, sickeningly-positive sort of way, but in a way that inspires another to be thankful. Our attitudes affect those around us, and our thank you lives can help others live thank you lives, too.
A thank you life is a choice. A thank you life is a blessing. May you and I choose this life today.
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good. His faithful love endures forever. – 1 Chronicles 16:34 NLT
I’m thankful for you, friend!
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