When you catch yourself thinking if only it were five o’clock or weekend or sunny or easier, it’s a good idea to take a two-minute gratitude break. Rehearsing all your thank-yous makes the if-onlys disappear like smoke in the wind.
“[A]ggressively offering thanks . . . removes you completely from the position of victim. . . . It is no longer ‘under the circumstances,’ but ‘over the circumstances.’” Barbara Brand
“I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart. I will tell of all your wonders.” Psalm 9:1