Psalm 100: 4

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;

give thanks to him and praise his name.


Gratitude is focusing on what you have, not what you want.

Gratitude is a lifestyle.

Gratitude is a choice.

Gratitude is the key to a joy-filled life, no matter the circumstances.


I have brain tumors, but they aren’t malignant.

I’m partially deaf, but I can still hear my husband when he tells me that he loves me.

I had to retire from a job I loved, but I don’t have to worry about paying my bills.

I’m not a rich and famous author, but people read the stories I write—and like them.

I’m not as healthy as I used to be, but I’m healthier than I was last year.

I don’t live in a fancy new house, but my house is filled with love and laughter.


Life changes and not always for the better.

Some might be tempted to grumble and complain.

Some might be tempted to give up and give in.

I choose to give thanks to the Lord for he is good and his love endures forever.

Happy Thanksgiving!

My list could go on and on, but you get the idea.

What’s on your list?




  1. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog. Your scriptures were in line with my thoughts but I never actually did write my blog. Congratulations and God can use all of the adversities we face to show us how His kingdom does benefit. I have enjoyed your books. Take care. Rose

  2. Amen to what you shared. We can choose to look at the negative or focus on the good. We may not be able to give thanks FOR everything but we can give thanks IN everything that God is in control, that He wants what is best for us and will be with us through every situation. God Bless.

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