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Do you ever get the feeling when you wake up, that you've only just closed your eyes and laid your head down on your pillow? When I woke up this morning it was just like that and here was my train of thought (travelled in seconds - I'm scary in the morning!)..."here we go again"..."do I have what it'll take to do all that's ahead today?"..."It's a new day, and...I'm alive!"...which connected with a great song we worshipped with on Sunday "From this grateful heart I live, I'm alive because of the sacrifice You made. So I say Thank You, Thank You for the cross".
Even lying in bed, seconds into a new day, we can make choices about how we go into the day. I was just really thankful for the Holy Spirit's prompting with that song this morning, because it turned me around.
These tweets helped too - guess it was a "God whisper" to live with gratitude and thankfulness!

"Acts of gratitude make one grateful because step by step they reveal that all is grace."
Henri Nouwen (I follow Kay Warren on Twitter)

"To envy other peoples' lives is foolish, Comparing = Complaining. The secret to happiness isn't a secret, its gratitude. Thankful in all things"
(I follow Charlotte Gambill on Twitter too)

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