Did you take the April challenge? At the beginning of the month I suggested we write three things we’re thankful for every day in April. My husband & I listed 112 blessings, even with four days away and several days of forgetting.

Attention to our blessings will change our attitude and tune our hearts to appreciate what we could easily overlook. Suddenly our senses are alert to what we’ve been given and how many good things are ours, even during this COVID time when our pleasures are stripped down. Expressing gratitude not only changes us, it honors God.

It’s the praising life that honors me.

As soon as you set your foot on the Way, I’ll show you my salvation.

Psalm 50:23 MSG

If you kept a list of thanks in April, keep it going! If you didn’t, start May with a grateful heart. And don’t just think your thanks, write it down. Be a psalmist and pen your praise to God. I’ve listed many benefits of a thankful heart, but here’s one more—gratitude cultivates hope, something we all need right now. (Which just happens to be the topic of May’s blog posts.)

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