Finding Joy and Purpose in Everyday Choices

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, our routines can quickly rob us of the excitement and anticipation that each new day should bring. Yet, within these mundane tasks lies an opportunity for a profound shift in perspective—a chance to rediscover the thrill of living. One powerful way to do this is by cultivating a grateful heart.

Gratitude has endless benefits and can open countless doors.

Whether it's the smile of a child saying "thank you" or the profound gratitude we express to God, gratitude can multiply blessings in our lives. There are countless opportunities to express gratitude in our everyday lives, from the moment we awaken to the time we drift off to sleep.


For instance, as we coax our children out of bed for school, their protests can be a reminder of the joy of having them in our lives, their voices a symphony of blessings. Breakfast becomes not just sustenance but a moment to be thankful for the food on our table. Our daily commute, perhaps on a crowded bus, becomes an acknowledgment of the employment we're fortunate to have. Every mundane task transforms into a canvas for gratitude.

Gratitude transforms your perspective and can rejuvenate your life.

In the face of adversity or scarcity, choose gratitude over complaint. It's a simple yet profound shift that can transform your life. 

Psalm 50:23 (NIV) says, "The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly, I will show the salvation of God!" 


So instead of complaining about life's challenges or what we lack, pause and give thanks for the things going right.


As we consistently embrace thankfulness, our perspective begins to shift. Joy fills our hearts, and our mental and physical health flourishes under the light of positive emotions. Our energy and productivity soar, driven by a profound sense of privilege in life's small wonders. Even in challenging moments, we discover reasons to be thankful, igniting a flame that consumes our entire being.

Embrace the Practice of Thankfulness

Finding ways to add moments for gratitude into your daily routine may seem small, but its returns are immeasurable. Here are five actions to take today to help you get started:

  1. Find everyday moments to be grateful for
  2. Choose gratitude over complaints.
  3. Replace worry with a song of thanksgiving.
  4. Pause and breathe; celebrate life.
  5. Write down your thankful thoughts in a gratitude journal.


Drown out anxiety with a song of thanksgiving. As you do, you get re-energized and rejuvenated and experience life differently. It's not just a change in perspective; it's a transformation of the soul. Be Thankful and watch as your life blossoms into all that God desires.


"In everything, give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."  1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)




  1. Thank you, attitude of gratitude translates to us to higher altitude in life.

  2. Thanks for reading. A thankful heart truly refreshes your soul and open you up for great opportunities.

  3. Thank you Seye - needed to shift my mindset today; this was the reminder

    1. I had a recent mindset shift also, its helped me rediscover my joy and peace. Thanks for reading.

  4. Excellent piece. Thanks Seye for sharing

  5. A heart full of gratitude is a heart of gold! It will always attracts the right benefits that takes you to the next altitude in life! Thanks dear for sharing🥰

  6. Awesome job sis. Thanks for sharing. More inspiration in Jesus name. Being grateful for the going opens doors for the new.


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