Last year, I wrote a private blog post after watching a video that heightened my sense of gratitude. Despite having a challenging week, my sense of gratitude remains intact tonight. I am very thankful for the gift of life.
Life feels less overwhelming when we think positively about the things we do. Let’s say ‘I get to’ instead of ‘I have to’ when talking and thinking about the things we need to do (our duties as wives, mothers, parents, etc.).
I get to clean my house.
I get to do laundry.
I get to cook for my family everyday.
I get to mother a toddler who keeps the house disorganized.
I get to read tons of articles on infant and early childhood mental health.
I get to attend classes after a long day.
I get to work and pickup my child from daycare after work.
I get to do all these things because I am alive and well. That’s something to be thankful for.
Have a great weekend, my friends! ♥️
This is so true. I attended a funeral today, it is always a blessings to wake up to another day that wasn’t promised because it could have gone the other way.
Thank you♥️ We get to wake up. Those who are dead can’t. That’s something to be thankful for.
That’s why it’s so important to have a relationship with God because your spirit man will wake up in one of two places either with God in Heaven or in hell separated from God.
Amen! God help us!!🙏
What a great attitude. I love this. Something we all should be thankful for because there are so many who will exchange places with us in a second.
Yes yes! That’s an important point. Many want to come home to a family, raise a child, cook, and do the things we take for granted, don’t give much thought to, and complain about. These days, I don’t go crazy when the little one makes the house look like a hot mess. I thank God he is healthy enough to play. Thank you ♥️
So well said! You should re-post this post every once in a while so that it can provide a great reminder for us mamas.
Thank you. I will do that 👌🏽😉
Great motivational sentiment,
Being alive is a blessing. We need to be grateful to God for that. Beautiful post. Happy weekend
Amen. Thank you ♥️
Only the living get to do most of the things we tend to complain about.
PS: I couldn’t comment on your latest blog post. There was no comment section available.
The comment was disabled and I didnt know. But I’ve fixed it. Thank you so much❤️.
This is something I truly need to work on. An attitude of gratitude can really turn a difficult situation around.
I am working on it as well. ♥️
That’s why God wants us to give thanks in all things. It is difficult to do but it changes our mindset and the atmosphere for good.
This is a great way to think and speak. Our words can be a blessing over our lives. Thank you for sharing.
Amen. Yes, our words and thoughts can be used to bring blessing over our lives. Thank you.
This is a positive way to look at things…“I get to”, instead of “I have to”. Thank you!
Yes! Thank you.
This nails it in “because I am alive and well”. The truth is this year has come with so many loss of lives (both known and unknown) and the more we look at how graced we are to still have life. It shifts our focus from so many things we would have tagged “negative”.
Gratitude is key to living!
Amen. Yes! I like how you used the word “shift”. Gratitude shifts our focus from being negative to having a positive outlook. We need a daily dose of gratitude! Thank you for reflecting with me.
Yes sis. It does!. 💯
Yes we do!. Its important’est!😂
haaha! important’est it is 😉
We get to walk in a new day! Thanks for the reminder Temi of how blessed we are!
Amen. We are more blessed than we realize and we are most blessed to have God dwelling in us. We never walk alone!
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