4 Minutes 4 Hard Times – Gratitude Attitude

I’ve heard from some of you that you are behind in the 4 minute posts, so this one will be very short; it should only take one minute.

 What is the best (and perhaps hardest) thing to do when times are very difficult? Choose gratitude.

  • I may not have as much money as I want, but thank you, God, that I have enough for today. (And enough that I can share with those who have less?)


  • I may feel desperately lonely, but thank you, God, for loving me always. (And for all the people who have loved me.)


  • I may not be as healthy as I was, but thank you, God, that I can breathe. (If I can do more, like see/hear/walk/move, I am blessed indeed).


  • I may be confused about my future, but thank you, God, that I can think. (And pray and analyze and read and make decisions.)


  • I may feel stressed to the point of breaking, but thank you, God, that you know and care and want me to rest in you.


Rest in God for 15 seconds. Close your eyes. Breathe in your thanks and breathe out your fears.

That’s all for today. Rest. Thank God. Breathe. If you miss having 4 minute posts, rest in God longer, or read this 3 more times!  😉

 Blessings on you and on your week!

Betty Arrigotti

 Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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