Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure.
Yesterday's devotion* struck a chord with me. It talked about how being dissatisfied with what we have, where we are and even who we are is encouraged by our culture. But really, I have what I need. It encouraged me to start a gratitude journal (that's a practice I had for several years...and let go)...and to actively begin each day choosing gratitude. Here's what I wrote yesterday:
1. a good night's sleep (finally!)
2. up dark early to hear the birds singing (love how Kym calls this "bird joy")
3. Sunday mornings at my church - the liturgy, music, fellowship and message really feed my soul.
It's a daily reminder that I am choosing gratitude.
*My daily devotion is from These Days, a quarterly publication from the Presbyterian Church.