“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
For many, thinking and expressing gratitude during the current crises is not at the top of their priority list. However, focusing on gratitude is one way to help us stay connected to God, live in the moment and keep anxiety and fear away. You can start incorporating gratitude into your day by focusing on these four things:
- Grateful for the Key workers who are working to keep things moving. They are unlikely unsung heroes. Who would have thought that a key worker would be the cleaner, the shelf filler, the community care worker or the bus driver? But yes, they long with the doctors, consultants, nurses, teachers and charity food banks are key workers who are putting themselves out there, on the front line to keep the economy moving. You can express your gratitude to them in many ways staring with staying at home, acts of kindness (donation of gifts and recognition online) and much more.
- Grateful for a roof over our heads. If you can practice self-isolation and social distancing, then you should be grateful. This means that you have a home, a roof over your head. There are many people who are homeless and vulnerable. They have no where to go to keep safe.
- Grateful for having a job. The world’s economy is in chaos– people have been made redundant and businesses have closed their doors. If you are one of those that still has a job and can work from home, be grateful. You can express this gratitude by extending a helping hand to others where you can, to those around you who might need some help, such as buying food to eat
Much Love, Remi
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