My world is seen through the lens of my heart’s condition.
If the world looks dreary, I need to.give thanks and look at my blessings.
If those around me seem grumpy, I need to give thanks, give them a break rather than judge, and look at my own thoughts. My own state of mind influences how I perceive others.
If my day begins bad, I need to give thanks I have that day, and give it to God.
If I’m offended by another’s words, I need to give thanks and realize those words are not about me.
If I feel anger at another’s words or actions, I need to release it and give thanks. Harboring that anger gives away any power I may have and the gives the devil a foothold.
If I’m content and at peace, I need to give thanks. It is then my heart is right with God.
Viewing the world through the lens of a grateful heart, despite any and all circumstances, is the pathway to peace.