Saturday, October 7, 2017

#write31days: How to Love Your Life, Pt. 1

It's the weekend, friends! Can I get an amen?! I hope you are doing something fun today. Since it's Saturday and the weather is gorgeous, I'll make this post short. Yesterday I shared with you several verses that help me when I'm in a rut of discontentment. Today I want to share with you a little contentment life hack. When you want to love your life and are struggling with how to be content, gratitude is where it starts.

You've heard it said that "Comparison is the thief of joy," and "Gratitude changes everything." Well, friends, people say those things because they are true. When we are constantly preoccupied with looking at everyone else's life, we cannot enjoy ours. But when we sit down and take inventory of what God has done for, in, and through us? Well that's a game changer.

My challenge to you is this: when you're tempted to sit in your mess of discontentment and defend your frustrations about why you should be allowed to continue your pity party, make a list of 10 things you're grateful for. You can run through it mentally or make it a part of morning/evening routine. But just try it and see what it does for your soul. I'll even go first.

Today, I am grateful for:

1. a long-awaited visit from my parents
2. chilly fall mornings
3. the Word of God
4. my sweet Bailey Bear!
5. my incredible husband
6. pumpkin spice mania
7. my Sunday night women's Bible study group
8. Lularoe butter leggings (life-changing)
9. my new TOMS boots
10. grace upon grace and new mercies every morning

I already feel better! Now you try. :)

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