I stumbled down the dark hallway, feeling instead of seeing. Thankfully I was home, so I could manage.
Even in the familiar, we sometimes can’t see what lies ahead. At work, being unsure smothers us with dread, while hope shines a light of certainty that all will turn out well. Reflecting on positive outcomes in our past can guide us through the dark corners of the present. This is why I keep a gratitude journal.
Each page formats the same. Today’s date and day of the week is written on the top right-hand corner. The heading always reads, “Today, I thank God for…”
Throughout the day, I simply bullet or number items I’m thankful for. A recent entry said, “Today, I thank God for a job that keeps a roof over our heads and food on the table.” Another said, “Today, I thank God for air to breathe.” On a different day, “Today, I thank God for computers so tasks go quicker, and employees who know things I don’t.”
Whenever darkness looms, a documented journey of things you survived in the past, helps today seem more manageable. We all need hope. That’s why I keep a gratitude journal.
Anita FreshFaith @ Work
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Expert, Certified Personality Trainer, Communications Specialist, speaker, and writer. She lives in Missouri.
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.