Be thankful always


In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. -1 Thessalonians 5:18

No matter what is going on in your life, there are always things to be thankful for. And it’s that attitude of gratitude that can help carry you when you’re facing tough times.

The other morning, I was late heading out the door to work, but still had to get the trash and recycling out for pickup. I also had to get my coffee and lunch kit together to take with me. And, in typical form, I wanted to get all of it done in one trip.

Against all odds, I made it in that one trip! And through that whole mini-adventure out of the house, I gave thanks with a smile for opposable thumbs and coffee. 🙂

Now, imagine what life would be like without opposable thumbs and coffee! How different life would be! Suddenly, the absence of these “little” blessings leave gaping holes in our lives, only because we didn’t realize how much they helped.

So, in prayer, start your day thanking the Lord for all of your gifts and blessings. You’ll never be able to count them all.

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  1. So very True!!!! Thank you for this gentle reminder! I am grateful for family and good friends, for this beautiful day, and for the opportunity to continue to grow as a person.

    • Catalyzing Agent

      Thank you! In fact, it was you who introduced me to the term “attitude of gratitude!”

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