Gratitude Attitude


This morning when I woke up

I had a choice


Either to be grateful

or not


And sadly, I chose not


You see, I was bothered

by this

and that


And this person

and that person


And this hurt

and that was sore






Until I got to the point

where I realized


that the joy was just gone

out of my day


My prideful





was not at all

what I wanted

or what God wanted


And one would think

that I was really



right there in myself


But with God

you never have to be stuck


What a beautiful thing


And I set my mind

on things to be grateful for


I thanked God

for this

and for that


and more


And my self-pity



God’s Spirit

could communicate with me


For I was no longer road-blocking

Spirit whispers


with a hand up

shutting out joy


A heart of gratitude

and a heart of hope


is always stronger

than the heart

that tries to protect itself


An open heart of joy

is strengthened by Almighty God


to weather this world

and to stand in contentment










– Susie Stewart


And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

– Colossians 3:15 (NLT)


The secret of contentment is the realization that life is a gift, not a right.

– Author Unknown


He might live a thousand years twice over but still not find contentment….

– Ecclesiastes 6:6 (NLT)


Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

– Philippians 4:11-13 (NLT)


Photo by Susie Stewart


4 thoughts on “Gratitude Attitude

  1. So true! It is entirely our choice what kind of attitude we will take with us each day. I choose uplifting and grateful every time! I’m glad you did too!!

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