Questions to ponder:
How many times today have you thanked God for something you already have instead of asking for something else?
What would you have left if God took away everything for which you failed to give thanks or took for granted?
Why is it so much easier to focus on what we lack rather than what we possess and have already received from God?
There are people around the world who would give anything to have one of your bad days. There are people who are praying for those things you and I routinely take for granted. There are people who would treasure what you and I throw away as trash every day.
This is not one of those posts designed to bash your lifestyle or make you feel guilty. It’s simply to help us reorient our outlook and realize that we do have so much more than so many and we have been blessed far more than we deserve. There’s always something to be thankful for, and if you or I can’t find it, the fault lies with us.
It never hurts to send up a simple “Thank you” to God every so often. That’s all I’m saying.