It is so easy to focus on all the things that do not go right, because this is human nature. How about the small things that we are tempted to take for granted in this life?
A blazing colorful sunset, an eye popping sunrise, or a glorious full moon. Some of the best of these come in the month of August!
What about food? Do you give thanks to God for providing daily or justify how hard you work and deserve that juicy steak or seafood dinner. Personally, I am grateful for all the above and so much more like a good hot shower, the smell of freshly brewed coffee, the sound of an ocean’s waves breaking to the shore line. A reliable vehicle, good kids, a loyal wife, a job that helps others etc, etc. What can you think of to be grateful?
Some of happiest people I know are grandparents. When you get around them thats all they talk about! We can tend to complain for certain rhings in our country, but I know we have so much to be grateful for when it comes to living here with dreams to be made and achieved.
I am grateful for times when I have failed in my life. I wasn’t happy at the moment, but when I look back I was so grateful to see how God gave me the strength and wisdom to respond responsibly and get through some rough waters because it made me a better person. How about you? What are you grateful for? List a few things on paper or in the comment section here below.
We have to choose to be intentional to be grateful even when we do not feel like it or want to. Soon we will sense that life is not so bad after all, but a precious gift given to us from the Lord above. We may not have the best of everything, but we can be grateful for everything we have.
God cares even in the little things and the Lord knows your needs no matter how difficult or what you are facing today.
Make the effort to be grateful today.
“In everything give thanks for this is the will of God”
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good”
We thank you, O God! We give thanks because you are near. People everywhere tell of your wonderful deeds. Psalms 75:1
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Philippians 4:6 NLT
Friend I am grateful for you and may God cascade His wonderful blessings on you this month of August