Grateful Hearts: Optimism

The world is full of potential and grateful hearts know the power of a positive attitude.  With so much negativity around us each day via the TV, radio, and newspaper, it is a challenge to keep that optimistic attitude up.  In those times, we must respond by dwelling on “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable” (Philippians 4:8).  To dwell on these things is to dwell with God.

If we remain optimistic and look carefully as we go throughout our day, we will experience the miracles that God has provided for us along the way.  We can miss them if we are not paying attention with a positive attitude; to see the beauty of a sunrise, to hear the songs of the birds, to smell the fragrant flowers, to taste the food that nourishes and comforts, and to feel the embrace of a loved one.  Yes, we serve a God who longs to interact with us, not only in our spirits, but through our senses.  Please don’t miss the miracles God has for you, today; stay positively focused.

“I could go through this day oblivious to the miracles all around me, or I could tune in and enjoy.” Gloria Gaither