I often pray during my morning walks. Though I try to start my prayers with thanking the Lord for His blessings, I frequently move to asking Him for yet more blessings. The other day, during a walk, I promised myself and Him that I would spend the entire time being grateful rather than beseeching Him for more blessings.
With that directive, I started seeing many things for which to be grateful--a sunny day, warm weather, a safe neighborhood in which to walk, energy, the chirping of birds, etc. My gratitude segued from nature to family and the blessings of a good husband and sweet children and grandchildren.
Pretty soon, my walk was over and I had fulfilled my goal. I don't do this on every walk, but I have wondered what would happen if I spent that much time every day consciously listing my blessings and giving thanks for them.
Joy for today: giving thanks.