Low hanging fruit . . . that’s the fruit that hangs from a tree and you don’t really have to make an effort to grab it. It is easily accessible.
Sunday, as Rev. David Snipes shared with us about gratitude. It was more than just the “be thankful” message. He pushed us and gave us some real tools to be able to find gratitude, even in really crappy situations.
David shared that one way our souls find peace is that we may have to “dig deep” to find gratitude. It isn’t always the “low hanging fruit.” When asked what we are grateful for we can all rattle off some pretty broad answers . . . family, friends, a roof over our heads, etc.
But what about the times that simply isn’t enough? That family, friends, a home – what about when that doesn’t seem to take the dark days away?
There are times in our lives that we have to really dig into situations that we face and look at them for a perspective of gratitude.
We must ask ourselves, “What is in this that I can be thankful for?”
Sometimes that takes peeling back the initial thoughts and feelings around the circumstance and exploring deeper intentions and realities.
Doing more than just the “low hanging fruit” really does change everything.
It transforms dark days into days of light.
It brings hope in the middle of situations that seem to be filled with despair.
It causes us to pause from our negativity and recognize that all things can be used for good when we look at them with a perspective of Love.
What can you “dig deep” into today?
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

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