POV Blessing

We in the church talk a great deal about blessings in our day to day lives. But do we really act on it? Do we really see in them the power to change our lives?

I was challenged the other day by a Facebook posting. A woman has established The Gratitude Challenge. Every Day those who accept the challenge are asked to sit and write down 5 things you are grateful for that day. You can post it on the Gratitude Challenge FB page or just write it down for yourself.

I am finding that as much as I talk about gratitude it does not come naturally TO ME.  Like so many others I sort of expect a number of things to be a certain way. It is only when I stop to think about it I realize that there are many levels of things which I just assume SHOULD be and for which I need to be grateful in order to appreciate them. We get used to good things awfully fast and it is only when we give thanks for them that we truly understand how good they are.

Join me in this Gratitude Challenge for the rest of August. And may it help you as it is helping me to see the small (and not so small) blessings in my life each and every day.  It can change your life without changing any thing but your awareness.

Don

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The Rev Don Hill is an Episcopal priest, rail fan and writer. He and his wife the Rev. Dr. Nancy Woodworth-Hill are currently Co-Pastors of St Paul's Episcopal Church, Jeffersonville IN, in the Diocese of Indianapolis. They also work as parish consultants in Appreciative Inquiry, strategic planning and spirituality development for parishes and vestries.
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