Gratitude Challenge Day 1

Good morning! Welcome to our 7 Day Gratitude Challenge!

Here’s how it works: Each morning you will get an encouragement and a challenge. When you do the challenge, if you post about it and tag Amy Seiffert, you will be in to win a hand-lettered “Grateful” printable! For every post, you get another entry! The goal is to spread joy and thankfulness! And to increase awareness of our full hearts and lives that we already have! Let’s get started.

Today’s Encouragement: When we shift our perspective off of ourselves and our problems and onto something much bigger than ourselves, the shift helps us to be grateful! And what better shift to have then to think about the mighty, powerful, tender, Maker of Heaven and Earth. Be encouraged, God is good, all the time. He is good in the middle of the valley and on the highest mountain. Even when things looked at their worst and Jesus was beaten and crushed, a resurrection was just around the corner. God was still good even then. We just had no idea. Let’s find the goodness all around us.

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love endures forever.
— Ps. 118:29

Today’s Challenge: Give up complaining for the day. Every time you catch yourself starting to complain today: Stop, Drop, and Thank!

Stop: Catch yourself as you complain.

Drop: Drop your grumbling attitude and refuse to complain.

Thank: Find something you are thankful for in that very moment and say that instead.

At the end of the day, write down five things you noticed today that you are thankful for. Was it hard to Stop, Drop, and Thank? What did you notice about yourself?

Let’s be thankful for self control, positivity, and effecting the entire atmosphere around us. Post about your experience!

Amy Seiffert