The last day of school for teachers isn't a particularly hard day, there are no students, we're given a luncheon, and everyone is looking forward to two and a half months off to themselves for the summer. Why was I not filled with joy each moment of the last teacher day of school? The next morning when I went on my bicycle ride it hit me. I did not love God with my whole heart and did not love my neighbor as myself. The day before I had not spent any part of the day showing God how much I love him with my thoughts, words, or my actions. I had not taken time to praise or thank God. I had however, taken a great deal of time judging people and situations around me. When I'm focused on praising God and being thankful for all of my blessings, I don't have time to judge other people. When my thoughts, words, and actions are filled with gratitude in all areas, God's love overflows in my life and spills into other peoples lives. When I'm grateful: I'm more friendly to other people I'm more compassionate I'm more giving and loving When I focus on praising and thanking God for all of my blessings with my whole heart, I can't help,but love my neighbor as myself.