The art of gratefulness can - and should - be practiced all year long. If you
appreciate what you have, you'll find yourself having even more to appreciate.
And that's because what we think about and how we feel about what we think about
attracts more of the same. What you focus on expands. ...
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How to Have a Thankful Heart through Difficult Times
In times of suffering, a heart of gratitude means more than just saying
'thank you. It means believing that
God is who he says he is. Believing that he is good, that he is love, and that
he is for me. Believing that he never changes, that he never fails, and that he
is working all things for what is good. ...
On The Grace of Gratitude - A Thanksgiving Meditation
To be grateful is ultimately a gift to be be received from God. We ought to
humbly ask for it. We can dispose our self to it by reflecting on things like
that above but ultimately gratitude comes from a humble, contrite and
transformed heart. Saying thank you is not a moralism. True gratitude is a
grace, a gift that comes from a heart deeply moved, astonished and aware of the
fact that all is gift. ...
The Key to Having a Thankful Heart
Thankful hearts are the fruit of time spent in the presence of the Lord. As we
first give thanks to Him, we abound with love, joy, patience, and kindness to
others. Perhaps in the midst of cooking the turkey, setting the table, and
cleaning our homes, we need to step away from all the planning, serving, and
even the people that we love so that we can have time to prepare our hearts. ...
Thanksgiving - It Is Good for Your Soul
Learn to look for the good, even in difficult situations. Practice gratitude
every day. If you do, you will find that your spirit is on its way to learning
greater joy and contentment with your life leading you to deeper happiness. ...
A Thanksgiving Prayer that God Might Rarely Hear
God clearly spelled out His good and perfect will for us in First Thessalonians
5:18 when He inspired the Apostle Paul to write: "In everything give thanks, for
this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." Did you catch that? In everything.
In the good times, as well as the bad. In the pleasantries of life, as well as
in the pain. During difficult times, trying times and frustrating times, too.
Inspiration: Focus on the Good During This Thanksgiving
This week we celebrate Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. There are so
many reasons for concern. ISIS, global tension, political grandstanding. The
economy is soft, markets are down, expenses are up. Many of us struggle in our
own physical health, our mental health or in relationships.
But on Thursday, we have a simple and powerful opportunity to pause and be thankful. ...
From MWJ Archives: Malankara World Journals with the Theme
Volume 4 No 248: November 26, 2014
Volume 3 No 180: November 28, 2013
Volume 2 No 109: Nov 19 2012
Volume 1 No 40: November 24 2011
Foolproof Whole Turkey
My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe
Roasted Spicy Seasoned Pumpkin Seeds
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
Butternut Squash Soup Shooters
Avocado Cheesecakes with Spicy Tomato Chutney