Gratitude

~ An expert from November 8th ~ 

This morning I woke up with a warmth in my heart on a chilly autumn day. My soul felt a sense of gratitude and in alignment with the current circumstances of my life. I started the day with my morning routine, drinking a glass of water and going through my emails as I grabbed an apple and headed out for a morning drive. School essays lingered in the forefront of my thoughts. However, my mind was escaping to the sound of chatter tucked deep within my brain. I came home, ate a salad, and attempted to work on my paper with no progress, so I found yoga centered on mental concentration and proceeded to engage in a 30-minute session. When I completed my practice, I felt rejuvenated, heading to the kitchen to warm up some milk on my stove and slowly sift some hot cocoa into the pot. Time passed, and I found peace in taking a break from the time I usually spend engaging in school work. I believe the Lord provides us with methods of healing, providing us with the tools we need to look within and seek discernment from the Holy Spirit. As it is so easy to get consumed by the daily worries, I forget to disconnect from my to-do list and connect with the Higher source. As a result, burnout frequently occurs in which I need to remind myself to take it back. I find blessings in the little moments; the warm cup of cocoa and the gentle music playing in the background. These are the things that make life sweet.

Today, I thank God for epiphanies. I notice that when I allow my soul to rest, I feel a heightened sense of peace. I thank God for the moments that keep me moving forward during times of uncertainty. Thanksgiving reminds us of the importance of gratitude as we take time to hold every moment close to our hearts and reflect upon the significance of finding delight in every breath. Today we rejoice in His presence and heighten gratitude as it is the highest vibration there is.

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”

~ Philippians 4:6-7

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