GrateFULL4 – Week Ending 07/15/2017
Every second of the day we have something to be GrateFULL4.
Hello, beautiful ones! I pray that you’re doing exceedingly well!
God’s grace & mercy has blessed me so greatly. I can’t help but have an attitude of gratitude for all that He’s done, all that He’s doing, and what He’s going to do!
So, what is gratefulness? For me, it means to give thanks for every good, and sometimes bad, thing or experience that I have received. So often we are blessed out of the blue due to someone’s kind regard for us. Other times we’ve put some work in on the back side and never expected a blessing, but because of God’s love for us, He blesses us anyway.
We can go days, weeks & months at times taking things for granted, and will only say ‘thank you’ when we realize God saved us from something bad. I don’t want that to be me. Hence, GrateFULL4 is my way of staying ever present of the good and the bad that occurs in my life. I pray that you’ll join me weekly to not only read GrateFULL4 but also to chronicle your gratefulness in some way.
With that said, I know things can get crazy so if you missed last week’s GrateFULL 4 don’t fret; here it is for your reading pleasure :)
This week I’m GrateFULL4:
- Spending quality time with my luv!Life is so short and, as such, we will never have enough time with our loved ones. Hence, we have to be intentional with dedicating time to spend with them because the hustle and bustle of life can cause us to take our loved ones for granted. It’s even easier to do that with our spouses and significant others. If you haven’t dedicated a few minutes daily to simply let them know how much you appreciate and love them, please do so. Tomorrow is not promised to us, and the last thing you want are shoulda, coulda, woulda thoughts racing through your mind if life happens, especially unexpectedly. I promise you that you will be GrateFULL!
- Sharing in the blogging community! I am a giver by nature, so it is hard for me when others don’t reciprocate. I also believe in living by the Golden Rule. So, it was quite refreshing to participate in a new Facebook Group this week dedicated to sharing opportunities, contacts, and more amongst bloggers from every genre. To say I love this group is an understatement. If you’re a blogger, I encourage you to join the group because you will learn so much while also helping others. Nothing like knowing you have an opportunity to bless someone else by sharing your knowledge. Again, you will be ever so GrateFULL and blessed beyond what you could have ever thought possible in a group!
- The new Love & Sunshine Foaming Sugar Body Scrub from Bath & Body Works! I have always, always loved caring for my skin, smelling good, looking good. In fact, taking care of my skin is a huge part of my self-care and self-love practices. This scrub has been a gift for me because it allows me to exfoliate daily quickly with my mesh sponge while smelling delicious. Second, my skin is noticeably smoother and more radiant each time I use the scrub. Third, it’s quite affordable and created with yummy ingredients that make the skin happy: sunflower oil and Vitamin E. Your skin will thank you; I promise! Oh, and it smells heavenly :)
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- The smell of clothes drying in the dryer while sitting on my balcony! It is one of the best smells ever! It makes me so thankful for having the ability to have clothes let alone a dryer to dry them. It also reminds me of how greatly God has blessed my life in so many ways. It’s funny how it’s the small things that make me sit back and ask Him why He loves me so much in spite of sinful self.
What are you GrateFULL4? Tell me in the comment section below. I can’t wait to rejoice with you!