Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

Guest Artist: Maria

Hi Everyone,

I saw this darling card on Maria's site and thought, “Oh my gosh, I should feature other people’s art on here for inspiration.” So, Maria, your cheerfulness came through in your blog, I caught it, and you sparked a new idea!

When people go through their lives with an “attitude of gratitude,” it is amazing how many wonderful things can happen.

In Psalms 9:1 we read, “I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart...”
In this instance, the psalmist is telling us how important it is to acknowledge all that we have and to be grateful to our Heavenly Father for our blessings.

Once we start being aware of them, it seems that they “magically” multiply!

So, having gratitude for all that we have--a meal on the table, precious loved ones, even canvases to paint on--is so important.

I moved to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina and I was so amazed by the attitude of the people here. They are a testament to inner strength and faith. When I first got here, I met people daily who lost everything, yet each one said, “I’m grateful I’m alive and have my family.” This was after they had lost homes, jobs, furniture, vehicles--you name it--everything was gone.

That is true faith and an “attitude of gratitude” in action. That’s a story that didn’t make the 6 o’clock news. That’s why I’m writing it here, so you can be inspired and be just a little more grateful and hug your families just a little tighter.

Maria's site is:http://bubblegumandducttape.blogspot.com

You are all in my prayers.


  1. Thank you so much Cindy, I love the way the card looks on your background. You are awesome!

  2. Oh, I'm so glad you saw it...You are such an inspiration!!!!

  3. This is wonderful Cindy.
    Your new blog is so inspiring.
    Blessings on your day

    barbara jean

  4. LOVE your blog! We are a lot alike! Following you over from Treasures From The Heart! Glad to find you! Come visit me when you can!

  5. Beautiful card! and your words about the people of Louisiana after Katrina and how they were grateful for "life" itself. Sometimes it takes great loss to make us appreciate what we do have.
    Hugs~ Margaret

  6. You are all so dear...and I hope this becomes a place of sharing and caring and really getting to know people...
    You all just brighten my day and make me smile!!
    I prayed for ALL of your this morning...so just know you have a "Prayer Buddy."

  7. Barbara Jean sent me your way. I love the idea behind this blog, and am looking forward to what it brings in the future.