I heard Oprah say once that what pleases God most is for us to be grateful; that in the midst of sorrow and adversity we should find the good and be grateful.
The way I see it is that we have two choices: to be happy or not - it's up to us. The way we react to what's dealt us is our choice. This year more than ever I choose to find something good in every situation and to be grateful.
My Gratitude Jar
(I sure am grateful for my new lightroom lights - you can see them reflected there in my Gratitude Jar! They're so sweet. I can take photos any time of day or night and no more stressing out over catching the light! So grateful I finally bought them!!)
My jar sits next to my sewing machine in my happy place and my plan is to write down something I am grateful for everyday. Then at the end of the year I will empty my jar and read through the many blessings I've received throughout the year.
Happy New Year!