I got up this morning with a, “Thank You Jesus” on my heart. I am so grateful that I am alive and well this morning. God has given me another day to fulfill my destiny-my purpose here on planet earth. I am grateful that, by faith, I walk in divine health. I have a home to live in with running water and food and clothing. I have a mind to serve God and sense enough to know that many times I do things to displease Him, but, even in my frailties He still loves me and claims me as one of His own. I am grateful for my husband and my children and my grandchildren. I am a blessed woman indeed and have nothing to complain about. As a matter of fact, I choose not to complain today. I do not want to hear me complaining about anyone or anything.

Father, please take me to a place in you whereby I petition you concerning everything, even the seemingly little things. I really do believe that you are concerned about everything that concerns me! Father help me to keep my trap shut if I do not have anything to say that will speak life. I choose not to be negative. I choose not to be a Debbie Downer today. I will find something good to say about somebody! I think that I will start with me…

Vera, girl, you are a woman after God’s own heart. You are so blessed, and you continue to walk in His favor day by day. You are a great wife and a good mom and an exceptional grandmother. You are not perfect by any means, but you do your best. Not everyone likes you, but God loves you and always has your best interest in mind. You can always count on Him to be there. He is not going anywhere!

Well, enough said for the moment. Sometimes you must just stop and encourage yourself. It may seem like such a little gesture, but it does a world of good. It is those little reminders that give you the boost to continue. Whew, rest over, time to run on!