Remembering to be Thankful

Each of our days is filled with many obligations, opportunities and even some obstacles.  It’s really a blessing to have days that are so full, hopefully full of good company and good times.  We’re truly living in a blessed time and are fortunate to have so many resources at our disposal.  Even those of us around the world with very little have more than people did hundreds of years ago.  I’m thankful to be living now because more people are becoming conscience of the world in which we live and in caring for it and ourselves more carefully.  And yet we can get wrapped up in everything and forget.  Micah 6:3-4 says:

“[God says,] “My people, what have I done to you? How have I burdened you? Answer me. I brought you up out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery.””

Sometimes we can forget the good stuff we have, even when things are going well.  I’m sure you’ve heard it said that when things are going wrong you should count your blessings.  But the same holds true for the times that things are going well too.  Each and every day should be a day of thanksgiving.  The celebration of Thanksgiving Day every November in the USA, and in other months around the world, is a day for us all to come together and share our thanks.  But each day is a day to be thankful in our own personal lives. The challenge for some of us is remembering to be thankful.

In Micah 6:3-4 God reminds the people of Israel that they do have much to be thankful for.  We always have things that come up in our lives and fill our days. But busy, full days often mean we forget things, like taking time to be thankful.  Which is why we need to have gratitude practices like journaling, meditation or prayer in our lives on a daily basis.  I’d love to hear what you’re thankful for, share your thoughts in the comments.

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One thought on “Remembering to be Thankful

  1. So true, thanks for the reminder. I think we tend to only realize what we have in life when the going gets tough and then call for help so that life can be returned to the time when all the things we hold as precious were in abundance. I guess this is the wrong way round to do it and we should indeed be thankful every day for what we have and not take those things for granted…

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