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How to wake up everyday with gratitude

It is winter time here on our homestead, and for most of my life this time of year left me feeling ungrateful, annoyed, and let's face it, depressed. I complained about the cold, the snow and the cloudy weather. And guess what, that didn't change a thing. It was still cold, still snowy and still cloudy. One day I came across a quote that instantly changed my perspective. It said, "If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life, but still the same amount of snow." It was at that time that I realized my own negative thinking was causing a long season of my life every year to be miserable.


"If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life, but still the same amount of snow."

Until I learned to change my outlook, until I learned how to wake up everyday with gratitude for the good things, this time of year felt like it was never ending. Over the years, every winter I am intentional about taking the time to be out in the silence of the winter snow. I take it all in with a grateful heart. I thank God more deeply for my warm bed, for hot baths, for steaming cups of tea and for cozy fires in the fireplace. I enjoy the calm feeling of snowflakes softly falling from the sky. I take the time to enjoy the rest from the hard summer chores of gardening and tending to the yard. And because of God's grace and recognizing His hand in the details, winter has become my favorite season of all.



wake up everyday with gratitude


Learn how to wake up every day with gratitude and how to be thankful in all seasons


If there is something in your life that is causing you to feel miserable, depressed or sorry for yourself I hope these bible verses I am sharing today will help you shift your perspective. There is always something to be thankful for. And in fact, it is a command from God to be thankful in all things. So maybe your situation is out of your control, but have faith in God's plan for your life and that He is working everything for your good. Stand confident in the assurance that God can move mountains when you obey. So obey Him now and learn to live with a grateful heart.


Bible verses about being thankful


'In all things give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all.'

1 Thessalonians 5:18


'Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!

1 Chronicles 16:8


'Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!'

1 Chronicles 16:34


'I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.'

Psalm 7:17


'As for you have received Christ Jesus the Lord so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith as you have been taught abounding in it with thanksgiving."

Collassions 2:6-7


'And on that day you will say give thanks to the Lord call on His name make known his deeds among the peoples make them remember that His name is exhaulted. Praise the Lord in song, for he has done glorious things. Let this be known throughout the earth.'

Isaiah 12:4-5


'Every good and perfect thing is from above coming down from the father of the heavenly lights.'

James 1:17


'Therefore since were receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful and so worship God acceptably with revarence and all for our God is a consuming fire.'

Hebrews 12:28


'Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again, Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God which trancends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.'

Philipians 4:4-7


'This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.'

Psalm 118:24


'Now therefore our God we thank you and praise your glorious name.'

1 Chronicles 29:13


'Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.'

2 Corinthians 9:15


morning gratitude

A beautiful poem by an unknown author titled thanksgiving observance says this:


Count your blessings instead

of your crosses;

Count your gains instead of

your losses.

Count your joys instead of your woes;

Count your friends instead of

your foes.

Count your smiles instead

of your tears;

Count your courage instead

of your fears.

Count your full years instead

of your lean;

Count your kind deeds instead

of your mean.

Count your health instead

of your wealth;

Count on God instead of yourself.


If you have ever struggled with feelings of depression or just having an overall negative mindset, I highly recommend you reading my post on overcoming negative thinking and let God renew your mind through my biblical affirmations. If you are in need of more reassurance of God's deep love for you, read God's love letter to you.


I want to thank you for reading this post today and if its blessed you in someway I'd love for you to share your thoughts with me down in the comments. God bless you and remember to Glorify God in Your Simple Everyday.






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