The name I give something determines its value to me.  This is so real that my perception of a situation can totally change depending on the name I gave it. And its result as well.

A house fire can be the end of me or the opportunity to overcome adversity.

My birthday can be a beginning or an end.

My tendency to overeat can be a curse or a blessing in disguise because it forces me to practice self-control.

A storm can be depressing or exhilarating.

My life can be a drag or an adventure.

How are you choosing to name your events and situations?

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp

#242 The evening golden hour

#241 A week-end away

#240 My children’s thoughtfulness

#239 A phone call from a friend

#238 A divine idea