Gratitude – Is it only for Thanksgiving?

Gratitude-1a How often are we grateful the things we have? How often do we appreciate those we spend time with day in and day out?

It would be something if we were to wake up with only the things we were grateful for today. How would your life be then?

The dictionary defines gratitude as,”warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; being thankful.”  The bible in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says that,”Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” Here it says that we need to be thankful in ALL circumstances and not just in some.

This quote by ― Epicurus “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” teaches us to truly be thankful for the what you currently have.  If you think about it, you can be thankful for so many things even when you think you have nothing.  We take for granted the things we do daily (ex. breathe, eat, sleep, walk, smell, feel, see, etc)

Will you continue to be ungrateful?  Many will say I am grateful but if you truly reflect on it you will find that you are not.

I will leave you with these questions:

To whom should you be grateful for?  What should you be grateful for? Do you have anything to be grateful for?

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