You’ll be a happier person, if you make an effort every day to appreciate all you have, instead of all you want. Learn to count your blessings, not your burdens.
Feelings of depression, anxiety or anger can be quickly changed to happiness. Counting your blessings is one easy way to move into a positive mood.
The Bible say Thessalonians 5:16–18 (NIV) says, “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Notice those words—always, continually, in all circumstances.
Even when we feel everything is going wrong, we’re called to be joyful and thankful..
Here are a few ideas to help you make it through the week:
1. Pray first
Some of us, most of us😂😂—have a tendency to wake up in the morning and dive right into our to-do lists ot start pressing our phones.But what if instead of hopping into all that, we started our day quietly in prayer?
Set your alarm to go off a little earlier—no snoozing allowed!—and spend the first 15 to 20 minutes of your morning in prayer. Your mornings would be better if you started you day with God.
2. Keep a gratitude Log.
One way to remain focused is keeping a gratitude log for the week. If you start to feel that bad mood creeping up on you, pause and write down three things you’re grateful for. Keep a list on your phone, on your computer, or in a handwritten journal. But keep it up for the whole week😁
3. Turn your burdens inside out
When we turn our burdens inside out, they start to look a lot like blessings. Plus, you’ll drive Satan confused.
For example: Remember when your Boss makes you so upset and puts you under a lot of work pressure, Instead of dwelling on their annoying attitudes, think about all the times you’ve enjoyed with them😊 They really aren’t bad all the time! Or how about when you burnt your favorite shirt? How many extra shirts do you have? What a gift to be able to have more than one shirt—so many people don’t even have a roof over their heads, much less a closet full of shirts.
Here’s the deal. We get to choose whether we focus on the burdens or the blessings.