Before you dive into the presents under the tree and open your new gadgets and toys, check your heart. Before you open that big box that has your name on it, check your heart. Before you decide whether or not you like the new tie your great aunt got you, check your heart. Above all else, CHECK YOUR HEART!
You see my friend, if your heart is in the right spot BEFORE you open gifts, you have a much better chance at your heart being in the right spot AFTER you open gifts. If you set your heart on Gratitude before you open gifts, it won't matter what you get or don't get. You've already made a pact with yourself and God to live in the Place of Gratitude.
And guess what the coolest thing about this is?
When we live in the Place of Gratitude, Christmas doesn't last a mere 24 hours. It lasts far much longer than that! When we live in Gratitude, we can experience Christmas everyday.
Thanksgiving is the theme song of Christmas and living in Gratitude produces a song of thanksgiving in our hearts. When we determine to live in Gratitude regardless of our circumstances, regardless of what's under the tree (or not under the tree), our hearts overflow with thanksgiving and we are able to exude peace, joy AND contentment. And let me tell you, those things are precious jewels in society!!! When we come across a peace-filled person, a joy-filled person, a person who is content, THAT'S RARE and it's contagious!!! People want to be around people like that--people that have hearts set on gratitude.
So friend, before you open those gifts, check your heart. Set your heart on Gratitude and dwelling in that place this Christmas and New Years. Trust me, you won't be disappointed!
P.S. And now that I've stayed up to see if "reindeer really know how to fly," this girl is going to get her Christmas zzzz's in! I'm so blessed to share my heart and life with you. Merry Christmas! xox