Today I saw the Light of Christ through this game/activity me and some of my friends did after morning Mass. We were all sitting under the breezeway at my church, and we played this “gratefulness game”. Basically, you go around the circle from person to person as fast as you can and say something you’re grateful for. The catch is that it can’t be something generic like “food, family, friends”. It has to be something specific like “rekindled friendships, organic worship, not having to worry about college textbooks”. (Those were some I said hahahah) Once you couldn’t think of something you were grateful for from the top of your head without more than 10 seconds hesitation, you were out.
I’m not sure if you’re getting a visual about any of this, but the point of this activity was to start our days with something positive and to really get us focused on our blessings. We played this game for like 10 minutes. That doesn’t sound like a long time, but it really was because we were naming so many things so fast. I’ve always been pretty aware of how I have a blessed life compared to many of my peers, but this helped greatly for me to see the good that God is doing in my life. God has made some amazingly positive things happen for me; some things weren’t so positive, but they helped me grow; and somethings were just straight up silly or weird, but they brought me joy. If we took the same amount of energy we used to count our blessings as we did to complain about our problems, we’d realize how blessed we truly are.
I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)
I love you all!