I have some great news for you!
Of all of the gifts that God has given you, today is your day to use it, spend time with it, but most importantly, enjoy it. You might be thinking, “Which gift is she talking about?” That’s the best part. God has given us so many blessings that we can’t choose which one to enjoy first.
Whatever we are feeling in our walk through life—joy, sadness, grief, or anger—we should always add grateful to the list. No matter what we are going through in life, there is always something to be grateful for.
In fact, Psalms 118:24 nudges us to be grateful in just a few words, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
All my life I have been raised to live with a grateful heart, and after being a cancer survivor, I have been given the opportunity to see the world with a different perspective. Cancer has showed me that there are so many reasons to be thankful for the day we have lived, the people we have met, and the opportunities God gives us to be grateful.
After twenty-six months of treatment, I was able to celebrate being cancer free! The day we celebrated being cancer free, we had a huge celebration at my house, and we sent “thank you” balloons to God for all of the blessings we are thankful for, and for all of the miracles He has granted us with.
As we go through life on a day-by-day we should remember all the great things God has given us—a healthy life, a car to drive, family and friends who love you, and most importantly that God has a plan for each of us, He is smiling down at you and is excited that you are enjoying His creative plan with His people.
God has given us so many reasons to send balloons to Him! One thing we could do every day is take some time and recognize at least five things that God has given you today specifically. We can keep a journal of our thanks or recognize them and share the five things at the dinner table, or even thank God for the five things he provided us with today.
So, let us leave our fears and troubles behind, and rejoice in the day the Lord has made. Let us understand that this exact moment we have today will never be had again, and that we should live each day with a happy, grateful heart.
Let’s make a plan for today and every day. Let us vow to open our eyes more often and take a step back from our crazy, hectic lives, to take the time to recognize the gifts that God has given us. Let us live with a bag of balloons in our pocket and send God a balloon throughout the day, the week, the month, and the years to thank Him for every obstacle He has brought us through, every person he has had us encounter, and every blessing he has given us. Let’s make having a grateful heart a habit and rejoice in the day the Lord has given us.
Comment below and share the blessings you are sending your balloons to God for, but most importantly, let us give thanks in prayer to Him.
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