What can you give Me this Christmas? A thankful heart is one gift I love to receive anytime. You make Me happy when you are appreciative of My blessings, great and small, because I love to see you happy. I love to see you smile, and that makes Me smile in return. I love to see you laugh, and I love to laugh with you. Each smile or laugh tells Me that you love and appreciate Me.
Think of specific things that make you glad, and thank Me for them. And when something happens that makes you feel happy or loved, thank Me for that. When you do either of those, it becomes a personal gift exchange between you and Me. I give you blessings, which makes you happy, and you give Me thanks, which makes Me happy.
It is even more beautiful when you find things to thank Me for in spite of difficult or unhappy circumstances. It’s easy to be thankful when everything is going well, but when you can remain thankful in the midst of adversity, it shows even greater love and trust that I will work things out for you. That’s special, and I give you special blessings in return.
So thank Me in happy times and in sad times, in laughter and in tears, in health and in sickness, in success and in failure, in times of abundance and in times of lack. Thank Me because you know that everything is in My hands and under My control.