It's easy to allow petty frustration to steal joy. Someone cuts you off in traffic, you struggle to create enough quality time with family, your workload is increasing, the children aren't behaving, the clerk at the drive through messed up your order, perhaps you're frustrated with yourself because you are unable to stick with that workout plan. Frustrations mount up and steal joy. 

The Bible has the perfect defense for this, gratitude.

I Thessalonians 5:18, "Give thanks in every situation because this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

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Remember in you mind what you are grateful for. Now, begin to say thank you out loud. Don't worry about disturbing your neighbor because they are speaking too! Continue to repeat thank you. Speaking more specifically, you may speak exactly what you are greatful for..

"My children, thank you."

"My job, thank you."

"My health, thank you."

"My home, thank you."

Taking time for thank you out loud will help you find your joy amongst the petty frustrations of life.

"My YOGATHEAs, thank you!

Tara Galles

Tara is the founder of YOGATHEA® inspiring others to "Breathe the Peace Which Transcends All Understanding - Mind + Body + Spirit” through Christian Yoga + Meditation DVDs, CDsInstructor Training Program, and Women's RetreatsTara currently resides in Kokomo, Indiana with her husband and 4 children where she practices Occupational Therapy and has made peace with the snow.