The more I think about being thankful, the more I realize how important it is for our spiritual and emotional well-being. As I am purposing to be more thankful for what I have and less consumed with what I don't have, the more I enjoy life. So often people are consumed with what they don't have, instead of looking at what they do have and being thankful for it, whatever that may be. Thankfulness is defined as feeling or expressing gratitude, being appreciative, aware and appreciative of a benefit, and being grateful.
To be thankful is a choice. It is a choice to look at all the good in your life, instead of always seeing what is not good, in your estimation. For example, some people do not have a job and are desperate to have one. You have a job and instead of being thankful for it, you choose to complain about it. A mentor of mine always used to say, "It could be worse." For some, they can't even see that. However, things could always be worse.
I see so much pain and sickness; there are families falling apart and people hurting other people. It causes me to be thankful for what I have. I thank God each and every day for my life, for protecting my family, and for salvation. I'm even thankful to know that because of Him, there is always hope for a brighter tomorrow, for salvation, for forgiveness and His help in my time of need. The more thankful you become in life, the more enjoyable life will be.
Start today and find something in your world to be thankful for. Practice being thankful and I believe you will see your circumstances differently. It will open you up to more possibilities in life, instead of limitations.
Just a Thought,
Published on Monday, February 9, 2015 @ 8:36 AM CDT
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