Gratitude – Video

What do you treasure? As I walked along the beach I saw where someone had written the word ‘BELIEVE’ in the sand.  That day, another treasure appeared after feeling grateful for the good in my life.  This video post is on the topic of gratitude, where we’re encouraged to see the good around us, and then wait to see the treasures that appear in our life.

When I say good morning to somebody on the trail, I don’t want to leave out the word “good”.  In fact, now that I know how important this word is, I always say “GOOD” morning! Buenos Dias!  The good is so important to know for both yourself and the one you pass.  Good is provided for one self and for everybody.  Christian Science speaks about God as good and this God or good is All-in-all.  We have so much to be grateful for.

Two hymns from the Christian Science Hymnal say it this way:

Each loving life a psalm of gratitude. Hymn 217 John Greenleaf Whittier

and

True gladness is the treasure
That grateful hearts will hold. Hymn 249, Vivian Burnett.

The message in the sand, made me remember that I do have reason to believe. Just like the seagull that sits and waits knowing that something good will be provided for him, even if the waves of the ocean are crashing hard on the rocks all around him.  If we feel that we are lacking or times are too hard, we need to believe.  We need to know that things change.  And the most important thing that we need to change is our thought.

“To reach the consummate naturalness of the Life that is God, good, we must comply with the first condition set forth in the text, namely, believe; in other words,
understand God sufficiently to exclude all faith in any
other remedy than Christ, the Truth that antidotes all
error.” Misc Writings 194: 29-2 by Mary Baker Eddy

Something I like to do is to make a gratitude list.  When we’re grateful, we’re ready to receive more.  Even when the rain is falling on us… we can be grateful that we have the things we need.

Once we start on the concept of gratitude, it opens up ideas and opportunities.  Gratitude is really the key for letting Divine Love heal us.  When we get new ideas and listen to them and follow, then Love really does take care of everything we need- even if the world feels like it’s crashing in on you.  I love the message I bumped into along the beach.  Believe, BELIEVE that Love heals us.  It’s simple, but it opens up new avenues for us.

O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: for His mercy endures forever. Psalms 118: 29

“Are we really grateful for the good already received? Then we shall avail ourselves of the blessings we have, and thus be fitted to receive more. Gratitude is much more than a verbal expression of thanks. Action expresses more gratitude than speech.” Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures 3: 22, Eddy

On the way home that day at the beach, I asked God to show me a sign and Love showed me a special treasure shell. It was pretty amazing!

Don’t let disappointment or discouragement keep you from seeing the good around you.

And remember, Love heals us.

 

Comments

  1. Thank you Marsha for these encouraging ideas about believing.

    • Marsha Pecaut says:

      When we learn of tragedies occurring in our nation, as this weekend in Orlando, we want to do something to help our fellow man. We want to believe that it is possible that our prayers or efforts to uplift thought can help to learn a better way to heal mental disease, to bring better understanding so fear is not turned into hate and hate is not turned into killing. It’s at these times that we need a stronger faith. Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, page 410,
      “The more difficult seems the material condition to be
      overcome by Spirit, the stronger should be our
      faith and the purer our love. The Apostle
      John says: “There is no fear in Love, but perfect Love
      casteth out fear. . . . He that feareth is not made per‐
      fect in Love.” Here is a definite and inspired proclama‐
      tion of Christian Science.”
      I appreciate you writing, Jobina.

  2. Maggie Marshall says:

    What a wonderful video on “gratitude”! I so appreciate the language that Marsha uses, it’s so natural, easy to understand how she talks about daily life …very inspiring!
    Thank you,
    Maggie

    • Marsha Pecaut says:

      Thank you, Maggie, for sharing your comment on this blog post.
      I’m very grateful that it inspired you. Please share it…good is contagious :)
      I appreciate your support!!

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