Don’t Color Me Gray

Don’t Wear GRAY without GRATITUDE!

Some mornings the gray outside my home and inside my heart overwhelms and threatens. My get up and go hasn’t arrived, so anxiety sings so loudly, I can’t hear much except a few refrains of woe is me.

Providentially, before I joined in the chorus, I stumbled upon another person’s thoughts about thankfulness and the myths that can paralyze our practice of it, reminding me to check my pulse. I hope you will click through and read Thankfulness Myths.

Just because I can’t feel my pulse, doesn’t mean it isn’t doing its job. Misunderstanding, ignoring, or refusing the gift that gratitude is a dumb choice.

 Myth #14. [Thankfulness is] about making ME feel better.
Lots of people say ‘practise thankfulness’ because it makes you happier.  This might be a side-effect, but it’s not the goal.  It’s not about us.  It’s directed to God and to others with the aim of blessing them and acknowledging their kindness. It’s a way of going outside of ourselves, not further in.

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