Many of us have made New Years Resolutions.
A wish to create valuable habits.
Ann Voskamp writes,
We never cease working on the the habit of good food, good exercise, good time management.
Why ever lessen the habit of our grateful thanks to a good God?
Three gifts a day
A joy dare. Should we really need a dare to capture joy?
Could counting three gifts a day change my attitude? Change my situation? Change my emotions?
I accepted this challenge last year.
It changed my life.
A habit of not complaining, but the habit of giving thanks; the habit of not worrying, but a habit worshipping. The habit of repeatedly giving God praise that our lives might become a prayer. Small is always the leverage of large. It’s one moment after the other, the small moments that turn a life. It’s the small actions that can change a life.
It’s habits that can imprison you and it’s habits that can free you and when thanks to God becomes a habit, so joy in God becomes your life.
Maybe a life needs change over and over again — that constant turning to God? Not so much resolutions but revolutions. (Ann Voskamp)
I dare you.
You may enjoy reading these blogs for inspiration to capture joy gifts this month:
- The Little Gift that Changes Lives (inspiredbyfamilymag.com)
- Gratitude Thanksgiving Day and every day… (neverpictureperfect.wordpress.com)
- One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp (james127littleones.wordpress.com)
- Welcome to Eucharisteo Ministries! (eucharisteoministries.wordpress.com)
- Taking the dare to find joy (life1blessingatatime.wordpress.com)