Sometimes you just have to stop for a minute, take a break from all of the sad, bad and scary news around you, thank God for the many blessings that you do have, and go do something happy. Today I planted purple pansies and it made me smile. All for the glory of God, Amen!
No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs. Many of the things we take for granted, someone else is praying for. Be grateful for everything – even the crosses in your life. They are all a grace. God will take your sufferings and bring some kind of good out of them, even if it means because of what you are going through someone else is praying more, loving more, and turning back to God. Offer everything up to God and thank him for the many blessings in your life. God loves you.