Slapping a sloppy brush of thanksgiving over everything... leaves me deeply thankful for very few things.I am often guilty of slapping a sloppy brush of thanksgiving over everything,
"Thank you God for this day. Thank you God for your blessings. Thank you for my family and friends. Amen"
Don't get me wrong. Those are all good things to be thankful for, but do I take the time to notice (and name) the myriad of "little" things I have to be thankful for each day?
The habit of discontentment can only be driven out by the habit of thanksgiving.
Make thanksgiving a habit. This year, instead of having your kids make a list of gifts they want for Christmas, have them make a list of gifts they already have.
We don't have to change what we see, only the way we see it.
(Quotes from A. Voskamp, "One Thousand Gifts")