Have you picked your one word for the year? So much better than a new year’s resolution. Go to MyOneWord.
Mine is “praise”. A friend just picked “peace”.
This scripture is so beautiful to remind us to praise God
It reminds me of a poster I saw on Pinterest that says” Act nicer than you feel.”
I find I use this advice when I am visiting at the nursing home. My mind might be a jumble dwelling on my own little world; but how do my concerns compare with the lives of my Mom and other residents?; how do my problems compare to the staff who are dealing with the residents under their care for their shift that day?
So, I smile at the resident who tells me she must hurry to walk home before it gets dark. I give a staff member a compliment on her colorful scrubs that surely must give the residents something to fun to focus on.
Dear God, Thank you for reminding me to praise you for putting peace in my heart today. I praise you for the amazing care providers that you place with our seniors in nursing homes. You are amazing the way You provide for all our comforts, just as you do the birds of the sky.
Please help me to praise others, a compliment and a warm smile are all provided by you for free, we have your Word to guide us in all that we do, especially encouraging one another. I feel you are smiling, when I remember to “be cheerful”. And no matter what, Lord, I am steadfast in my commitment to my Mom while she is in the winter of her life.
In Jesus’ name I pray,
I am sharing this on Thought Provoking Thursday.