It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: ~ Psalm 92:1
I think there is a different type of excitement that occurs on Fridays. Unlike any other day of the week, Friday afternoons hold a different anticipation and a different level of thanks.
There is the thankfulness for being kept another week. We made it through work, school and the various chores of the week. Nothing was strong enough to take us down. We can look back and see how God brought us through every single day.
I found a few articles that speak on the benefits of gratitude. All three are a great read. But I have to add to the benefits below. For me, there is a great benefit for giving thanks to God. It is being in His presence offering thanks, praise and adoration. This week, He has continued to be a keeper.
Attitude, Health and Relationships Being Thankful: How Gratitude Benefits Your Health and Relationships (Caryn Talty)
Reduce Stress, Guarded from Negative Emotions, Relationships, Health THE GRATITUDE ADVANTAGE: FOUR WAYS GIVING THANKS IMPROVES YOUR LIFE (Michael Hyatt)
10 (biblical) Benefits of Being Thankful Benefits of Gratitude , (Erica Mason)
Take some time this afternoon to give thanks and enjoy your tea!
Ayoka Boyce, minister, author, blogger and sipper of tea