Hello! This post is for those who have already been doing FTSOA and know how everything is run. If you are new or would like a reminder, a more comprehensive post can be found here.
- For those who don’t have their own copy of For the Strength of Youth, you can read the section on Gratitude by clicking here.
- The daily reminders as well as new posts will be posted on the website ForTheStrengthOfAll.com if you wish to view them online instead of in your inbox.
- You can find previous reminders here.
There are two commitments, one broad commitment that you make now and one that will be sent to you everyday that is a bit more specific. Here is the broad commitment:
I, ____________________, commit to living the For the Strength of Youth standards for Gratitude today and every day until May 31, 2015.
As said before, you probably want to read the For the Strength of Youth section on Gratitude before commiting to the program, maybe even everyday if you have time for it. To help with the commitment to find something to be thankful for everyday, here’s a post that tries to give a glimpse at the multitude of things for which you can be thankful for.
There is also a second commitment that is based on the 1st sentence of the For the Strength of Youth section on Gratitude:
I, ____________________, will have a spirit of gratitude to the Lord in all that I do and say today.
It is this 2nd commitment that will be sent everyday. Unlike usual, you will also be sent another post at 9:00 p.m. each day. This will be a short post reminding you to think about something that you were grateful for that day.
The point of these short segments is to help you nail the principle so well and lift yourself so high that at the end of the allotted time, when you go back to living your life like normal, you won’t fall quite as far. You will have improved, bettered, magnified yourself. I strongly suggest writing down your commitment and saying it out loud to help you focus on it. If you want to do better and give it more meaning, bring your family and friends into it. Support each other and use this as an opportunity to grow closer and stronger.
Above all, remember that God is always with you, and that He is always there to help you when you are in need. The purpose of making this commitment is to heed Jesus’ request to come unto Him. By living a Christ-like life, we show Him that we love Him. As we make this commitment, may we have His strength and guidance to do as He wishes.