Here is a truly inspirational thought!
“If you think of this world as a place intended simply for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable: think of it as a place of training and correction and it’s not so bad.” C.S. Lewis It might even be good!
The life of gratitude takes “every day training”.
Here are words straight from Ann Voskamp’s book, One Thousand Gifts :
This is why I had never really learned the language of “thanks in all things”! Though pastors preached it, I still came home and griped on. I had never practiced . Practiced until it became the second nature, the first skin. Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation.
Practice, practice, practice. Hammer, hammer, hammer.
This training might prove to be the hardest of my life. I just might save my life!
“Hammer, hammer, hammer” is referring to hammering out old habits with a new one; just as you would drive out a nail with another nail.
So if you are searching for the key to a fuller and more meaningful life,
practice gratitude and you will learn it!
Be blessed today as you practice gratitude!