Gratitude is an attitude. I love that saying. When I say that to myself, it really sets the stage in my mind as to what I want to think upon and focus my attention on.
This weekend I was doing laundry. The simplest of tasks. As I was bending to the basket to grab the clothes and toss them into the washer I twisted just right to catch my lower back. I felt it right away.
I knew that feeling from a few years ago when I tweaked my back by sleeping wrong. At that time I can remember thinking what a blessing it is to have your health and a body that does not hurt. So, when I tweaked my back again- a dread came over me, because it had debilitated me for a few weeks the last time.
I did only what I knew to do. I prayed. I asked the Lord to heal me, because I believe in His power to heal. I spoke scripture over my body. I focused on what I knew God could do and not the pain I was feeling at the time. That day was a bit painful, I admit. The following day was a little better. This morning I did my workout with some friends that come over most every weekday. I was not sure how much I would be able to do, but my back felt pretty good considering. I am a little stiff, but overall I am so thankful that my loving God continues to help my back feel relieved more and more each day.
I am so grateful for my health. I am grateful to friends that motivate me to workout most everyday. I am grateful to know God and that He hears my cries and helps me.
What are you grateful for today? Keep gratitude your focus today, I am going to.