4 Ways to a Thankful Spirit {Thankful Thursdays}

Did you know what we think about will affect whether or not we have a Thankful spirit? We live in the world where most everywhere we turn we are faced with negativity. If we allow ourselves to think on those things we will become negative. Being a Negative Nancy only pulls us down and leaves a bad impression on others. Instead of thinking on and stewing over negativity, replace it with good things; things that bring joy, happiness, and peace.

Four Ways to a Thankful Spirit

Ponder - Think about the good things in life. We have beautiful things to go on in our lives on a daily basis and we need to think on them. When we focus on the good, there is no room for the negative. Keeping a positive attitude helps in staying Thankful. (Philippians 4:8)

Share – Talking about the good things in life with others helps bring positive attitudes to those around us. Unsaved friends, family, and co-workers need to hear what God is doing for us. We may be the only Christian they will listen to when it comes to salvation. Other Christians WANT to hear what God is doing in our lives. Share it, don’t hide it.

Journal – Writing down the things we are thankful for helps us to see the good things around us. Wouldn’t it be a nice surprise for our children and grandchildren to one day read about the beautiful things God has done for us that we are thankful for? Reminding ourselves and others of those things helps keep us positive and helps create a Thankful spirit.

Praise – This one is going to be hard for some of us, me included. Praise God in everything, the bad too! When the property taxes almost triple, praise God, because it could be worse. When the water bill goes up, praise God the cost is not more than it is. We wake up with a sore throat, praise God because we could have woken up with no voice.

Removing negativity and replacing it with positive helps keep us in a Thankful spirit.


  1. Happy Thursday Lori! I hope all is well. I am thankful today that you shared these wonderful tips on how we can remember to be thankful. When our mind is focused on how God has blessed us, we are less likely to be filled with anxiety and worry. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post and for the opportunity to share. Be well my friend and God bless you and yours!

  2. Hi Lori, I'm Minnie, I blog on Blogger. I was searching for link parties and I am thankful that I found you on Google. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  3. Hi, Minnie! I'm so glad you found Thankful Thursdays. I can't wait to read your post and get to know you more.

  4. Happy Thursday to you too, Horace! Reminding myself of all the good things God has done for our family over the last 9 years helps keep me from falling into that "woe is me" attitude. Thank you for always commenting and leaving a little encouragement. Have a good weekend!


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