There are reasons to express gratitude every day.
I wake up grateful to God and give Him all the praise–
for even the basic things…
Just to open my eyes, breathing one more time
and be in my right mind–
is often taken for granted, but certainly not guaranteed.
You see, my mom lost memory and language skills
when she awoke with a stroke in February 2014.
Yet, she is still alive at 75,
and I am grateful she’s fully mobile
and at home with me.
And now to all of you, I offer The Four Rs of Gratitude,
written through my ‘Inspired 4 U’ creativity:
Recall and Count your Blessings,
especially in the midst of pain,
to lift your spirits and receive great gain
of a positive and powerful mind shift.
Receive: that Gratitude can create a happy place
that feels warm and loving; a truly Sacred Space
that can put a smile on all our hearts and faces…
Reaffirm: Every day is a day of thanksgiving,
just look around you from the inside out.
You were created in Love from the heavens above
with Authority to ‘Make a Difference’ everywhere and all about.
Recognize: YOU are the Gift, Blessed to be a blessing.
In this season, BE the reason others are grateful for.
Seek out opportunities for ‘Random Acts of Kindness’
and watch God open incredible, unimagined doors.
Jo Anne Meekins is the founder of Inspired 4 U Ministries and Inspired 4 U Publications; and an author, publisher, coach and speaker.