I’ve been paying too much attention to the news the last few weeks. That can get depressing, you know? Those old seven deadly sins (pride, greed, envy, wrath, sloth, gluttony, lust) keep on showing up in the headlines, over and over.
When will they ever go away? It’s enough to make a person feel like it’s all too much. Why not just stop caring, stop trying, stop working to make a difference in the world? It’s not like one average person can make anything change, so why try–phooey.
How do we keep ourselves from slipping from disgust into despair?
Gratitude. Gratitude cultivated, recognized, expressed and acted on. The ways we show gratitude and act on it are the ways we actually do make a difference in the world.
Sometimes it’s hard to find something to be grateful for–but we can fake it ‘til we make it.
This message is an excerpt from a monthly devotion by Audrey Riley. Read it here.
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