With Thanksgiving coming tomorrow I wanted to remind everyone to be Thankful.
I recently had a visit from a friend that really reminded me to be Thankful. Her attitude was great, her outlook for the future was great, and she felt great and is really keeping a positive attitude about her future. This despite, the hardships she has gone through this year and the previous three years.
We all know how hard the current times are, the economy is not in a good state, our funds are limited and we may be dealing with family or health issues. However, we all need to realize that we are given the opportunity to be on the green side of the grass everyday. To quote Psalms 118:24
“ThiS is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it”.
Try saying this everyday when you hear that alarm go off so early in the morning, or when the children cry for something in the wee hours of the morning. You have the ability to possibly hear that cry and the ability to comfort that child. YOU HAVE ABILITY.
We can be so thankful for being alive no matter what trials and tribulations we have to go through. I try to thank God for every situation I have to go through, good or bad, because I know these situations are building my ability to be a better person.
The other day I read an e-mail about the ideas and concepts from the movie “Pay it Forward” and I thought what can I do? I didn’t have the money for a random act of kindness, but I did have the blessings from God. So on my drive home, in all crazy traffic, I started blessing everyone I saw on the road. It didn’t cost anything and really made me feel good. I started to be really Thankful that I was alive and able to drive, see, and get home safely. What are you Thankful for? That attitude can help others and our world to realize the true meaning of THANKSGIVING.
Let’s all build our ability to be Thankful and build a better community, society, city, state, world.
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