You can do that when it's your own blog, you know. And this week, I'm going to do it. Here's the exercise, in case you're following along and interested. It is a really good one. I recommend it, even if I'm not going to share our experiences this week.
Preview for next week: Returning ThanksExercise #5: Understanding Perspective
Pick a tree, or a building, or something else in the distance that you know is large. Close one eye and hold your thumb up to the open eye in such a way as to block that large item from your view. Is your thumb as big as a tree? Of course not, silly! Now think of some eternal blessing you hope one day to receive. Put all your mortal challenges between you and that blessing in your mind, and say to each trial, "You're no bigger than my thumb!" See how perspective works?