Gratitude isn’t a tool to manipulate the universe or God. It’s a way to acknowledge our faith that everything happens for a reason even if we don’t know what that reason is.
Action: Just say thanks for everything. Make a gratitude box. On slips of paper, write about everything you consider a blessing and everything you feel miserable about. Then regularly take the slips out and thank God for what’s on that slip. Or hold the whole box in your hands and be grateful for all of it, all at once.
From the desk of Melody Beattie
Originally posted January 8, 2015
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