I am giving credit to the wisdom literature I read on a regular basis for today’s message. If I don’t say it enough, my words are simply those of what I read and hear from books and people I admire and respect.
Today’s (and every Wednesday’s) wisdom is based in scripture. Give thanks daily (Psalm 106), Give and receive love daily (John 13: 34) and be mindful of others and of your goals (Habakkuk 2:2-3)
I heard Denzel Washington once say “it’s easy to remain humble when you know where you’re blessings come from.” Or another favorite is, the best “get rich quick plan,” is to count your blessings.
So consider something that I have been trying to practice for sometime and that is repeated each morning in my journal:
Write down 10 things to be grateful for. Be it a good night’s sleep, a cool morning, a busy schedule or a day off. Consider sharing this list with others and challenge them to do the same.
List 10 people you love and who love you back. This list is certainly repetitive, but acts as a reminder and often challenges you to pray for them even more so and you'll find that if you're praying for someone, you can’t help but to hold them in higher regard.
And then take what time is left, be it a minute or 30 minutes to consider your goals. To bring them to the forefront of your mind for the day.
Today I am grateful for a good night’s sleep, a cool morning, A full schedule, my Mom’s new house, family coming together this weekend, working with my daughter, a wife who speaks praise into me and encourages me, more football than news this weekend, a hope and a future, finally getting to workout again after a long 10 days of moving and our customers and clients.
How about you? Write me and tell me what you are grateful for.