Do You Have Gratitude For What You Have, And Don’t Have?

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Gratitude is not something that ought to be done once in a while or on Thanksgiving. It ought to be an ingrained part of our lives! I have made it a habit to thank someone for something they did or said that helped me, then, later on, repeat myself to make sure that they knew that I was extremely thankful. It is unnecessary to say it twice, but I like to do it. Our lives are much better when we can find things to be grateful for!

One more thing to consider is to list all the things and people you are thankful for. I remember someone telling me once that it is so important to thank someone for what they have done, or else the next time, they might think twice. I was also told that it is possible that it works that way with God too. If we ask God for things yet never say thank you, do you think that He is prone to keep blessing us without showing gratitude? ~ Bill Greguska

Colossians 3:16  Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.



Just Think, For A Minute…

  1. What if God took away everything that you have not thanked Him for?

  2. What would you have left???




Be Grateful For What You Have And Don’t Have!


Be thankful!

When we have gratitude, life is so much better!

Gratitude is one of the keys to happiness. What are you grateful for? Understanding helps us put things into perspective. When we are thankful, life is much better than when we continuously complain.

I mention being thankful for what you also do not have because you could have many bad things happening in your life that you do not have.

Each of us has dodged a bullet somehow, in shape or form in life!

Being thankful helps me realize that life is not something to just put up with but something to be grateful for and gives God the credit. 

Gratitude helps because I have found that life can seem “Meaningless and pointless without an appreciation for people or things.”

Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms or legs. The quick answer is that I have a choice. I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose. I chose gratitude. ~ Nick Vujicic

~ Bill Greguska





Gratitude For Those Who Impacted Your Life!



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Gratitude Is A Strength You Can Not Really Live Without!

Count your blessings, not your crosses!






Gratitude Is An Attitude!

Count Your Blessings, Do You Show Your Gratitude By The Way You Live?

Do You Have Gratitude For What You Have, And Don't Have!

Do you have an attitude of gratitude?

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Gains instead of losses.
Joys instead of woes;
Friends instead of foes.
Count your smiles instead of tears;
Courage instead of fear.
Full years instead of lean;
Kind deeds instead of mean.
Count your health instead of wealth;
Love your neighbor as much as yourself.
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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  Be Joyful always; pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.



Simple Tips On How To Live A Good Life!

Finding Things To Be Grateful For!

When you are grateful, even the bad days don’t seem as bad!

  1. Accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior
  2. Love God with your whole heart, mind, and soul
  3. Love your neighbor as yourself
  4. Personal prayer
  5. Attending a Bible-believing church to grow in your faith
  6. Your daily reading and studying of the Bible
  7. Fellowship with other believers
  8. Joining a Bible study
  9. Having an accountability partner
  10. Helping others daily or as a volunteer weekly 
  11. Seeking a Christian counselor when needed.
  12. Sharing your testimony with others new in their faith
  13. Keeping in contact with family and friends for support
  14. Exercising weekly
  15. Eating healthy food daily.
  16. Sleeping 7-8 hours per night
  17. Find joy and laughter in life.
  18. Let go of things you can not control
  19. Look for the good in others and life.
  20. Forgive others and yourself.







Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV 

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Psalm 118:24 ESV 

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Colossians 3:17 ESV

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Psalm 136:1 ESV

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.

James 1:17 ESV 

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Ephesians 1:16 ESV

I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,

Colossians 3:15 ESV 

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Hebrews 12:28 ESV 

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,

Psalm 107:1 ESV 

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Romans 8:28 ESV 

And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Ephesians 5:20 ESV 

Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Psalm 50:23 ESV 

The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly, I will show the salvation of God!”

Acts 24:3 ESV 

In every way and everywhere, we accept this with all gratitude.

Matthew 6:21 ESV 

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.






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