Did you catch the video we showed in worship this morning? It's from David Steindl-Rast and I never get tired watching it! It is the perfect introduction to this month's theme: Wholehearted Gratitude.
What is the key to living wholeheartedly? Begin with Gratitude. Gratitude is not only a window into the health of our hearts, but it is also the medicine that makes them whole. More than that, Gratitude makes the world sacred, again.
Our 5x5* habit this month is to recall at least five things every day for which you can rejoice and give thanks. As you practice gratitude (yes, it takes practice!), watch what begins to happen to your mood, your mindset and the people around you.
Our memory verse of the month:
I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
Everything changes when we begin with Gratitude (starting with us!)
*5x5 is shorthand for Everyday Spirituality:5x5, which is a Rule of Life for the 21st century. Check it out and begin the practices that make every day sacred and your own life flourish.