Have Gratitude For What You Have, And Also Do Not Have!
Gratitude helps put things in perspective. It is also a wonderful attitude that can sometimes be very contagious. When I have gratitude for God, people, and things in my life, that is when my life seems to work out so much better.
I mention being thankful for what you also do not have because you could have a multitude of bad things happening in your life that you do not have. Each one of us has dodged the bullet in some way, shape, or form in life!
Being thankful helps me realize that life is not something to just put up with, but something to be thankful for and to give God credit for. Gratitude helps because without gratitude; I have found out that life can seem, “Meaningless and pointless” ~ Bill Greguska
Gratitude is a Strength You Can Not Really Live Without!
Let’s be totally real about this. Gratitude is not always easy. Developing an attitude of gratitude helps, but it takes work. You have to be strong to be grateful, especially when things seem to be going against you and life appears to be unfair.
It takes a strong person to look at a problem in the face and say, “I will get through this, and I know that better times are coming. I’m going to find some things to be grateful for and with God’s help makes it past this hard time.”
Many years ago, when I was having problems with drugs and alcohol and life in general, you know what I managed to be grateful for? God’s love for me.
If you’re a believer in Jesus Christ, you can always be grateful for God’s love and protection.
If you have any doubt of God’s protection during hard times, the problem is with you in how you’re looking at things, not with God. Yes, bad things indeed do happen to good people, but Jesus said, “Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
He’s there. We may not feel it, but he is there. We rely on his truthfulness, not our feelings.
Have Gratitude Because You Are Blessed!
Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no 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
Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
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A Secret in a Good Life is Finding Things to Be Grateful For!
Let us know what you are thankful for. Contact us here or below. Okay, being grateful makes such a difference, how in the world do we cultivate it? How do we find things to be grateful for?
Let’s take a closer look at gratitude.
- Do you have a place to sleep tonight? Many people don’t.
- Do you have food? Many people don’t.
- Do you have your eyesight? Many people don’t.
- Do you have the ability to hear? Many people don’t.
- Do you have the ability to walk and talk? Many people don’t.
Above are some of the real major things, but if we take some time, we can find many small things that each of us can be happy about. From a hobby or activity, we love, to at least one good friend, to a job that pays the bills, to the simple freedoms we all take for granted every and every day.
Thankfulness and gratitude come not from comparing ourselves to people who have more, but to people who have less.
Nick Vujicic’s Story
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When we tell the story of our own conversion, I would have it done with great sorrow, remembering what we used to be, and with great joy and gratitude, remembering how little we deserve these things. ~ Charles Spurgeon