Sunday, June 6, 2010

Gratitude Fast

Years ago in our Relief Society, a young woman taught a lesson and she suggested that occasionally making the purpose of our fast be a gratitude fast. I followed her suggestion and found it to be an amazing experience.

As I fasted today I felt impressed to once again make that my purpose. It is something I should do more of because of my perfectionist tendency to see what is wrong instead of what is right. Having that spirit of gratitude is a great help is focusing on the positive. They say it takes 21 days to break a habit so I might need to starve myself for that many days because I could tell I wasn't as grateful and positive today as I should have been. I'll keep working on it.

I do want to say how grateful I am for the amazing experience our family had in the temple yesterday as we watched a temple sealing. The angelic picture of four hands placed on the alter brought a flood of tears.

1 comment:

MamaPark said...

My next fast will definately be a gratitude fast.