Dear Lord,

I’ve discovered something about myself. Not surprisingly, I don’t like it. In fact, I despise it. But the fact of matter is that I focus far too often on what I don’t have. Or what’s going wrong. Or why things aren’t quite good enough.

I struggle with why do I do this. And I think I’ve discovered the reason. I’m living out of my selfishness because I want everything to be the way I want it to be. Then the more I feed this selfishness, the more it grows. And the emptier and more miserable I become.

Change me – even if it’s hard – so I can do life in a new way. By beginning with Your blessings of unconditional love. By embracing all of Your blessings that are part of my life every single day. And by living out Your blessings in everything I do. In other words, let me truly begin to live gratitude.

And by the way, there’s just one more thing.

Let me start right now.