Rest

38bfaa4f-b05d-42a4-8254-437fa7e47cc1“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭ASV‬‬

Rest
Sometimes I just cannot seem to get enough rest and I feel exhausted. It may be easy to refrain from physical activity, but it is often difficult to relax the mind…so I lay still, but keep thinking and worrying about all sorts of things. What seems to help me most is to count my blessings. That reminds me Who is in charge and how much He loves us. His Peace provides true rest.

 

Gratitude

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Practicing gratitude means being thankful for what we have to the degree that we feel more kindness toward the world. It can effect positive changes in lives and research shows that people can augment their gratitude by counting their blessings and writing letters of thanks. This proactive acknowledgement can increase well-being, health, and happiness. Being grateful, especially expressing it, is associated with increased optimism, energy, and empathy.

Rose Colored Glasses

D09CC6BE-D286-4008-A801-37060DCD5857.jpegOptismism positively impacts our lives in so many ways. With my patients, I see daily how much a positive attitude can help their recovery. Sometimes people do need medications to help them see through rose colored glasses, but focusing on one’s blessings can certainly achieve those results as well. As it has been said, “We can complain because a rose has thorns or rejoice because thorns have roses”

Thanksgiving

971A6729-D0C0-4632-80C0-441FAC9708F6.jpeg“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭100:4-5‬ ‭ESV

Thanksgiving
One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving. It is a time when we get together with friends and family just to celebrate our blessings. It seems to be less commercialized and there are no expectations of gifts. Most importantly, it reminds us to be thankful. I am so thankful to God for good health, wonderful family and friends, and His gift of Love.