I can’t believe it – this Daily Thankful blog has made it to the six-month mark! I tell you, I never imagined that when I started this blog back in November, I’d still be doing it six months later (I’ve always been terrible at keeping a journal, and in a way, this blog has become a diary of the Lord’s goodness in my life). By the grace of God, I’ve made it six months, and if He’s willing, I’ll make it six months more:
I’ve learned a few important lessons along the way:
- My WordPress family is fantastic. You all are first-rate! I continue to be so blessed each time I review the contents of the Reader, or peruse the thoughtful comments that you have shared on my blog. I sincerely thank you!
- Gratitude is powerful. I truly believe that we can change the world by embracing biblical gratitude. What this means to me is that I do my best to demonstrate the love of Christ to the people God brings into my life, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that I engage in formal evangelism per se. Sometimes, our everyday words and actions are far more meaningful than any three-point sermon we could preach to the unbelieving world. Also, my experience has also been that sincere gratitude is well appreciated by fellow Christians, too!
- Social media? Not so much. I had brief forays into the worlds of Twitter and Instagram, and quickly realized that those platforms are not for me. It’s enough for me to keep up with this blog each day! Unless the Lord says otherwise, I’ll continue to focus on blogging, and trust that God will continue to send people here if it’s His will to do so.
- No blogging when I feel sleepy. Admittedly, I’ve penned a couple of entries when I was tired, and I discovered the fruit of my labors (much to my chagrin) the following day! 😮 Thank heavens that I’m able to go back and edit my entries – I appreciate your continued patience with me.
The funny thing about a blog like this is that you really can’t plan anything in advance – it’s called Daily Thankful for a reason! – I have to take things one day at time, and trust that the Lord will faithfully bring to mind something for which I can be grateful. Honestly, some days are harder than others, but I still try to post something (although I skipped a day earlier this month inadvertently, and guess what? The world didn’t fall apart!).
So for those of you who are tracking with me, thank you for hanging in there. I encourage you to embrace gratitude and watch how God uses it to transform you and the people within your sphere of influence. After all, gratitude costs you nothing but time, and the potential impact of your heartfelt words and actions is far-reaching.
Dear Lord, what a privilege it has been to continue in this daily gratitude and prayer practice with You these past few months; I thank You for the initial idea, and how You have used this blog to change me and how I view the world. I pray that You’ll equip me with the strength and discipline needed for another six months; and if there is some other direction in which You want to take this blog, know that You only have to say. 😀 In Your name I pray, Amen.