Truth Tuesday – Gratitude Quiz

by Kathy

Gratitude is a life preserver, for choosing it can rescue us from drowning in a sea of runaway emotions filled with doubt, negativity, discouragement and anxiety.  It is a choice that requires frequent evaluating on our part, as it is so easy to get sucked into the undertow of life with all its busyness and demands.

I found these questions in the book that have helped me to evaluate how I am doing with practicing gratitude in my own life.  I hope they will help you as well.

  1. Do I often complain about my circumstances, feeling like I deserve better?
  2. Do others hear me voice more complaints and negative comments than words of gratitude about typical events of daily life?
  3. Would others describe me as a thankful person?
  4. What evidence is there that I have a grateful or an ungrateful spirit?
  5. How often do I begin statements with these words:  “I am so thankful that….”?
  6. Do I more frequently display a pessimistic, negative outlook or a positive, grateful perspective?
  7. Am I reserved or eager when it comes to expressing appreciation to others?
  8. My most recent expression of gratitude was….

Consider answering these questions with a friend who will be honest with you and hold you accountable to being more grateful in your everyday life.  Offer your friend the same support as well.

I highly recommend Nancy DeMoss’s book Choosing Gratitude.  Whether you see yourself as a grateful person, or in need of encouragement in how to be more grateful, this book will be one that will bless you and challenge you immensely.

This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it

Psalm 118:24

Have a grace full week choosing gratitude~

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