There’s no denying that life can get overwhelming and stressful at times. It’s easy to get caught up in the negativity and forget the good things in our lives. That’s why practicing gratitude is so important. It shifts our perspective and helps us to focus on God and others instead of ourselves.
One simple way to start a gratitude practice is by taking on the 30 Day Thankful Challenge. The premise is simple: every day for 30 days, write down something you’re thankful for. It can be as small as a delicious cup of coffee or a beautiful little flower.
Here are some tips to get started:
1. Set a reminder
It can be easy to forget to practice gratitude in our busy lives. Set a reminder on your phone or put a note on your fridge to remind you to take a moment to reflect on what you’re thankful for each day.
2. Mix it up
Challenge yourself to come up with something new each day. It’s easy to fall into a routine and write down the same things over and over again. Try to find something different to be thankful for each day.
3. Get creative
There are many ways to practice gratitude beyond just writing it down. Try taking a photo each day of something you’re thankful for or create a gratitude jar to fill with notes of appreciation.
4. Share with others
Practicing gratitude can be contagious. Share what you’re thankful for with friends and family or on social media to inspire others to start their own gratitude practice.
Taking on the 30 Day Thankful Challenge is a simple yet powerful way to cultivate gratitude in your life. By focusing on the good, you’ll start to see more of it. So why not give it a try? What are you thankful for today?
The 30 Day Thankful Challenge is a great way to start incorporating gratitude into your daily routine. It’s a simple yet powerful practice that can help you shift your focus from what’s going wrong to what’s going right in your life. By acknowledging the good things in your life, it is much easier to be cheerful.
One of the benefits of the 30 Day Thankful Challenge is that it can help you develop a habit of gratitude. After 30 days of practicing gratitude, you may find that you naturally start to look for things to be thankful for throughout your day. Developing this virtue is not something that we do naturally, but it is important if we are striving to be more like Christ and to glorify him in our homemaking.
Another benefit of the 30 Day Thankful Challenge is that it can help you cultivate deeper relationships with others. When you share what you’re thankful for with friends and family, you open up a conversation that can lead to greater connection and understanding. By expressing gratitude for the people in your life, you’ll strengthen your relationships and encourage others to be more virtuous in their own lives.
So why not give the 30 Day Thankful Challenge a try? Set a reminder on your phone, grab a notebook, and start writing down what you’re thankful for each day. You never know, it might just change your life.
Remember, there is always something to be thankful for, no matter how small. Whether it’s a warm cup of tea or a kind gesture from a stranger, take the time to appreciate the goodness of God in your life!
Why do I not feel thankful?
Many times, we do not feel thankful because most times thanksgiving is a sacrifice and not an emotion. Although there are times where we naturally want to give thanks, we should not wait until we feel thankful in order to do it.
In the Old Testament, the children of Israelites were required to offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving. It was an actual sacrifice. Although we are not bound to this law, Hebrews 13:15 says “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.”
It is a sacrifice to give thanks when you do not feel like it, but this is how we develop the virtue of a thankful heart. Also, when we do choose to make the sacrifice, the emotion often follows and we then feel thankful because we have been thankful.
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Is it OK to not feel grateful?
Yes, it is quite normal to not feel grateful, but we should not let the lack of emotion keep us from practicing the virtue of being thankful.
How do you fix a lack of gratitude?
As a stay at home mom, it is very easy to find yourself being ungrateful. The best way to fix this is to offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving. Choose to be grateful even if you don’t feel like it.
How do you train yourself to be grateful?
One way to train yourself to have a thankful heart is to commit to intentionally choosing to be thankful. This 30 day thankful challenge is a great way to do this.
Would you like to join me in this journey of learning to cultivate the virtue of a thankful heart so that we can flourish and be more like Christ?
Thankfulness is something we all struggle with, but it is something that we must develop in our lives. This virtue does require sacrifice. It is not easy, and yet it is not extremely difficult.
This has been something I have been working on in my own life. I want my life to be characterized with thankfulness. In order to do this, I have actually created this 30 day thankful challenge for myself and am sharing it with you. In this pdf, you will find 30 days of prompts to help you with this challenge. If you would like it, fill out the form and I will send it your way!
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