We’re playing the peace of mind game as we never know what will change in the next moment. Make sure you’re also playing the game of life where you make life happen, not wait for it to happen to you. What does that mean? That means everyday you need to choose to prepare, plan, and produce the things that contribute to making you whole, healthy, and happy.
One choice you can make RIGHT NOW is to take on an Attitude of Gratitude. When you focus on the things that you’re grateful for you open your life to receiving more to be grateful for. No matter how many you’re able to gather with or how you’re able to celebrate this year, we can all be grateful that we’ve made it through almost 11 whole months of 2020! Take the time this week to reflect on two more things you’re grateful for.
“I am thankful for you and how God is moving in our lives. You’re not here by chance, but for a cause. Choose to shine. It could the light someone needs to see today.”
Ty, Founder Faith And Authority LLC
Here’s a few examples to begin your gratitude list:
People often underestimate the value of peace. Peace is an invaluable quality that keeps me strong, focused, and persevering through obstacles. My peace comes from Jesus and I seek it constantly as He guards my heart and mind in His peace that truly surpasses all understanding. (read Philippians 4:6-7). There’s many moments that I’m unsure what the next will bring, but in peace I’m able to discern the next best step and keep moving forward.
I’m grateful for each and every “family” that I’ve been able to exchange love, laughter, and good words with. From my biological family, to my “play family” (aka close friends), and my church family. What I love most about those I consider family is that the love and support is unconditional. We don’t have to agree, appease, or pretend. We’re ourselves and we love each other for it.
Regardless of where you are right now, EVERYDAY is an opportunity to grow. It’s a chance to learn something new, try something new, show that you’ve still got it (whatever “it” may be), spread kindness, give love, and the list goes on. When you’re focused on the opportunity that the day brings you encourage yourself and become more filled with hope of the possibilities. I’m particularly grateful for the opportunity to speak life into other millennial’s lives and use my experiences to help them live the life they create for themselves rather than a life they thought others had them bound in.
The only obligation is that you’re ready to break free from other’s expectations and live out your aspirations.