October 3, 2013 8:50 pm

“This day is holy to the Lord your God. Do not mourn or weep.(…) Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength”.(Ne 8: 9 – 10)

Although today is Thursday and not Sunday, I can still give it to the Lord and see things I can thank for and feel joy. I can appreciate my nearest and dearest, concentrate on the good in them. I can be thankful and from gratitude there’s only one step to real joy.

„I am thankful:

– when I can tidy up after a meeting because it means that I have friends;

– for the taxes I pay because it means that I have revenues;

– for the clothes that are too tight because it means that I have something to eat;

– for the lawn to mow and the house to paint because it means I have somewhere to live (…).

– for the tiredness and pain in my muscles because it means that I have worked hard;

– for the alarm clock that wakes me up in the morning because it means that I can live another day.” (Lasse Lundberg)*

It can be so helpful to change the way you think.

Have a good day!


*From the book of Liv Larsson “Gratitude and happiness as a lifestyle”, 2011.

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