Dear God, how shall I live joyously today? I have a choice each morning. I can view the day is filled with obligations, or as with gifts. Each is true; what grows is what I focus upon.
Lord, this day is littered with your gifts. Already, at an early hour, if I look at myself rightly, I can see reasons for gratitude.
Let me be a being filled with thankfulness today. Every happening, every emotion – let me give thanks for it. Every trial, every challenge – thanks. Every interaction – thanks. Every woe — thanks.
Thank you, Lord, for this body, this day, this set of human relationships. Thank you for this way of life.