For the Journey

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I have A LOT of “not so good” habits.

  • I like to wait till the last minute because sometimes that’s the only minute.  (I think some people might call this procrastination…I like to call it spontaneity and it definitely makes life a lot more fun…sometimes.)
  • I have a habit of wanting to be right.  All the time.
  • I have a “habit” of getting parking tickets. All the time.
  • I have a habit of eating the crust off of bread and leaving the middle.
  • I have the habit of staying in a warm, comfy bed instead of getting up and working out. All the time.

But probably the one at top of the list is my habit of always wanting more.  More time, more money, more shoes, more chocolate, more abilities, more strength, more time with the loves of my life, more…well the list goes on.  While many of these things are good, this habit keeps me from enjoying the gift in the present moment.

I’ve discovered recently a habit I need to “cultivate’ more of is being grateful for what I already have.  Whether it’s a good season or not, this one habit can turn what you have into more than enough. As Anne Voskamp writes in her book “1000 Gifts”  “Thanksgiving creates abundance” If you’re happy with what you ALREADY have, you’ll end up having MORE.  If you concentrate of what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough.

It’s a serious game changer.

It’s the practice of the eyes and our perspective.  We don’t have to change WHAT we see, but only the WAY we see. 

Each of us has 86,400 seconds today…lets take a few of those seconds right now to change WHAT we see, and “name” some of the things that we are grateful for.

What are you most grateful for today?


DonnaDonna Pisani co-pastors Capital City Church in Washington, D.C. with the love of her life, Dennis Pisani. She loves kale chips and chocolate (preferably not together), family time and is currently hooked on Downton Abbey.  She is committed to seeing women flourish in life. For more, you can follow her on Twitter @donnapisani  & Instagram @donnapisani

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  1. This is one to print out and put on a t-shirt (or on my forehead as a constant reminder!).

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    • Thanks Martha…I think I need this one on MY forehead as well!

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  2. This is so good! There is so much to be thankful for – I just have to make a decision to focus on those things that I do have vs what I don’t have.

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