When I was younger I used to think the barriers in my life were all caused by outside forces.  As I have gotten older and (a tad) wiser I have realized most of the barriers in my life were my own doing or were my responses to the outside forces in my life.  How I overcome challenges will decide how big the wall is in front of me.

I enjoyed this one from



Sometimes sadness sabotages our gratitude. It’s easy to become engulfed in the worries of the world or our own cares until we sink into patterns of expecting the worst and assuming negative outcomes—depressive thinking.

Linda Douty
Barriers to Gratitude

Tip to Try

“I will exult and rejoice in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction: you have taken heed of my adversities.”
—Psalm 30:7

Know that God is with you, in both your joy and your sadness. Read the passage from Psalm 30 and hold it in your heart.