One book I read as a teenager in 2004 was “Enjoying where you are on the way to where you are going” by Joyce Meyer. It is a spiritual christian book that digs deeper into the thoughts and joys of life.
We were given this life to enjoy every second, minute, hour, day, week and months and YEARS of life!!!!! Like I said, I am a spiritual kind of person as I did grow up in a church atmosphere all my life.
One question I would like to ask you, is, ….. Are you enjoying life?
That is something to think about, as I believe we were created to enjoy life to the fullest. I was once confused, as someone in a church said to me “Life’s not about enjoying it”, then when I went to another church, a friend quoted scripture to me and said that God said, “Therefore, I commend you the enjoyment of life”.
This got me thinking, how terrible would it be, to be known as someone that did NOT enjoy life!!!! You wouldn’t want that on your grave plaque!
If we can’t enjoy life, then there’s no hope for the future!!!! I believe we are called to ENJOY the journey that God has for us, or if you value a different belief system, a path of faith.
This reminds me of the scripture – “For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to give you a hope and a future, plans to prosper you, not to hurt you” – Jeremiah 29:11 (Quoted from the Holy Bible)
This gives us affirmation into the destiny that is set before us!
A friend of mine, Diana Bordean, tagged me on Facebook to do a Gratitiude Journal.
A gratitude journal is something that will enrich your life and bring joy to your soul, by bringing out one thing: an attitude of gratitude.
It has been said that a new habit can be formed in 21 days.
Today I wrote down 3 things that I am most grateful for,
- My parents
- A roof over my head
- Mum’s cooking!!!
and will do it for the next 21 days.
I hope to begin to see changes in the way I think, by noticing those things around me that are purposefully bringing attention to, I want to recreate my mental patterns and hopefully this will change my life. It said, ‘You will begin to feel joy more and more and it will be contagious to those around you!’ Last night I actually went to sleep with a smile on my face!
Why don’t you start a gratitude journal and tell your friends to do the same thing, and let’s see just how much we can make the world a better place!
Get out your pen and favourite notebook, and start writing about what you are grateful about. This will help you in your journey in life, I believe.
Here is a more in depth article on Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal that will help you more with journalling.
I am looking forward to writing down what I am grateful for for the next 21 days. It will be hard, …. to think of more things, but I suppose, that it stretches your mind to think, and ponder on the most important things in life!
What are you most grateful for today?
Are you going to start a Gratitude Journal?
Is there anything that your grateful about that you’d like to share?