I don't know if anyone who reads this subscribes to Laine's Letters. If so, this will be a repeat. I received this yesterday in my e-mail and it challenged me. I thought I'd pass it along to you. Laine was answering a reader's question:
3~ What do you do when you're having a difficult day? How do you change
your attitude and not get depressed or overwhelmed?
We all have difficult days, don't we? My mother taught me long ago to
count my blessings when I am having a difficult day. So I start to thank
God for every thing I can think of. As soon as it comes to my mind, I
thank Him. Pretty soon my mind is so occupied thanking Him that I am not
dwelling on my present difficulties, rather focusing on His many
blessings. There is just so much to be thankful for, and I am afraid that
it sometimes takes a good difficulty to redirect my thinking as to what
He has already done causing me to realize afresh what He will do. I was
counting my blessings only recently with all our latest trials.
It is called the "sacrifice of praise" or as my mother puts it,
"My times are in Your Hand." Psalm 31:15