It’s the holiday season! While you are taking time to express your gratitude for everyone and everything in and around your life, don’t overlook yourself. Typically, we use this time of the year to do for others and that is a great gesture, but before you get consumed by the busy-ness of the season give yourself a break.
When you give God thanks for life and breath in this season, make sure you mean it. Take a few moments to breath and be thankful for where you are right now in your life. We tend to always give thanks for where we have come from or what we have been through because those experiences have caused us to grow. We always give thanks for where we are going, thankful for the purpose of God for our lives and knowing that we are striving to fulfill that purpose. But we do not live in the past or the future, and God is all about our now experience. Don’t overlook, downgrade, or downplay who you are and where you are right now. Without a true, heartfelt, conscious, appreciation for you, you deprive yourself of the true unconditional love God has for you.