Gods amazing creation
Be grateful for your life
Gratitude for "have to"
When you say "I have to ...." change it to "I get to ..." see – and claim – your responsibilities and obligations as privileges and opportunities... Notice how this can awaken and strengthen a sense of good fortune, compassion, and gratefulness.
Still yourself before Yahweh. Thank Jesus. Welcome the Holy Spirit. Quiet yourself, quiet your mind. Ask God "Who do you say I am?" and "How do you see me?" When you begin to see yourself as God sees you, your life will change.
mindfulness / attention meditation
“It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
When something bothers you, but you don't pay attention to it, you're sapping your strength, and you may even end up inattentively going down a slippery slope. When you have any sense of annoyance or tension in yourself, take time to ask Holy Spirit to show you WHAT is the annoyance. It could be as mundane as a car beeper going off outside, a crick in your neck, someone pressuring you, or as serious as a betrayal or any illness. Ask Holy Spirit to show you the problem then FOCUS on the annoyance. Don't get sucked into it - don't get angry, don't worry or fret. Instead, become curious about it. Just wait and watch and totally immerse yourself in the experience, while you are intentionally handing it over to Jesus. Allow the annoyance or the pain to just be there without reacting to it or judging it. Thank Him for taking care of it. Be curious and be grateful. Then when you are ready - let it go. Oftentimes, being physical helps to let something go. If you're angry, dance or jump. If you're tense, yawn and stretch. If during this exercise you notice a tension pain in your body, just focus on it and relax and release it, thank Jesus for healing you. Know you're always somewhere in the 23rd Psalm.
Waiting on god.
Psalm 130:5 (NIV)
I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.
Many people journal as a form of meditation or contemplation (and reading your past years entries reveals answered prayers and life progress). Here's a list of potential journaling topics from Brendon Burchard:
1. WHO you want to become,
2. What you want life to feel like and be about,
3. What you really need and love and appreciate,
4. What you are struggling with,
5. How you would like to contribute,
6. What you are proud of and working on,
7. What emotions are happening and why,
8. What your strengths and purposes are,
9. What you could learn,
10. How you can create more happiness for themselves and others.
Invite the Holy Spirit into your being. Ask God to commune with you. Then pay attention.