“Sometimes you have to stop what you’re doing and really take everything in. Life can be hectic and it can be stressful, filled with anxiety, anger, sadness and fear. Allow yourself to slow down, take even just a few minutes out of your day to tilt your head back and close your eyes. Just breathe everything in…the sun rising and shining, the smell of the great outdoors, the warmth and steam of a cup of coffee in hand, your heartbeat, the cozy clothes on your body, the love from a family member or friend, and then, Thank God for His Blessings, of which there are many.
O Lord my God, thank you that you are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. The Bible says that you are a Good Father who gives us good gifts. When I wake every morning may I be filled with thanksgiving for the gift of another day. When I lie down to sleep may I respond in gratitude to the many blessings you have given me each day. May I grow in the grace and knowledge of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To you be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.