It’s easy to fall into a habit of crabbiness. Crab, crab, crab, gripe, gripe, gripe.
What if we chose to be grateful instead?
Choosing to be grateful is powerful. If we make a point of it, before long it becomes a healthy habit. Being grateful means being aware of the grace around us all the time—and that leads to our drawing closer in gratitude to the Source of it all.
Here’s a spiritual practice we can all try. Every day for a month, let’s write down three things we’re grateful for. At the end of the month, let’s see if practicing gratitude has made a difference in our inner lives.
I’m grateful that I can choose to be grateful. How about you?
This message is adapted from a monthly online stewardship devotion by Audrey Novak Riley.