Truly Appreciate…

by Janice

Faith Builders

This may sound silly – but I often say, “You can only see what you are looking at.”

Is that just a tad too obvious? But really, it helps me keep my eyes focused on the right things, the important things and the good things.

The moment I let my eyes drop and fixate on the negative stuff collecting around my feet, I miss seeing all the wonderful things in my life.

Sometimes life is agonizing and finding the good is incredibly difficult.

But often life has lots of wonderful moments, but we miss them because we are obsessing over the bad – the person we can’t forgive, the bad mood we can’t shake, the mess the kids just made, the argument we had with our mate.

So for me, I need to continually stop and refocus. Get my eyes firmly fixed on the good things God is doing and his many wonderful gifts.

Over at Faith Lifts today, Heather gives us a Thankfulness Challenge.

This week is thanksgiving. My challenge to you is to daily write down the small things you are thankful for. Not the obvious things, but the little things that happen in your life. Journal them, so you don’t forget them. Truly appreciate them.

Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.

So today, I am thankful for my husband.

I have been thanking God for him all weekend actually. I have been really sick these last several days and I don’t know how I would have made it through without him. All week, when he came home from work he would let me go lie down.

And this weekend, I have slept and rested so much that I am starting to feel a bit better. He has done dishes, made meals, and looked after Jackson.

I am so grateful – thanks Phil!!! :)

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at

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