I thank my Father for His gifts to me.
In The Song of Prayer supplement to ACIM, it tells us our only prayer is one of gratitude. I know my days are more peaceful when I come from this place of gratitude. He says this with “we have come to gentler pathways and to smoother roads.” It is about where I place my focus, or you could say which teacher do I choose to lead me down the path. When we devote a day (a minute, a year or even a life) to gratitude, there is insight. Here in the world we have heard about using a gratitude journal, or if one is depressed to list of what you are grateful, and the like. It does make a difference.
Wouldn’t there be a de-LIGHT-ful impact on our lives if we were a.) always reminding ourselves of our connection with God and b.) always in gratitude. Why not try it for a day and see? That’s what this lesson is about. It changes us in ways we may not understand or may understand. We recognize we are not alone and in that, we can be thankful. As I said, the impact on my own life in being in the heart of gratitude consistently, welcomes peace. And I’m not talking about being thankful for the blue sky or warm weather or a cat on my lap. How about those times when self-defeating thoughts arise but I don’t react but pray silently and then it is healed? Or, I see a situation as an opportunity to remember I am as God created me and not what I tell myself? Or watching the news and withdrawing judgment? Indeed, I thank my Father for His gifts to me.