Gratitude makes my world brighter. It helps me to have a good day.
When I start my day off with prayer and remember to thank God for all my blessings, and thank Him even for the hard things, it helps my day be brighter and my burdens lighter. It helps me to see my trials and the hard things in my life as opportunities to grow and learn rather than miserable things to get through. Thankfulness makes my heart light and my vision bright. Being grateful is not like wearing rose colored glasses. It is more like being able to see things as they really are – being able to see the big picture.
I don’t think God sees my trials as negative things. They are probably the very things that give me the chances I need to grow and become more like Him. I can cultivate an attitude of gratitude.