Tis the season of thanksgiving. A time when people start reflecting on what they are most thankful for. But, here me out for a second, how can I be thankful when I am living paycheck to paycheck and finding it hard to pay the bills?
How can I be thankful when I feel unloved, feeling helpless as I watch friends get married and have kids while I stand gazing from the sidelines without even a boyfriend to call my own?
How can I be thankful when my life isn’t as glamorous as my friends Instagram feeds? They are after all living their best lives getting promotions and managerial positions while after five years I am struggling to climb the corporate ladder?
Whatever your reason for thinking you have nothing to give God thanks for, remember that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
Hey Fam! I got news for you. More than 600 people live on less than $2 a day. Approximately 1.6 billion people live without electricity. 1.4 million children die each year from lack of access to safe drinking water.
On November 5, 2017, a young man opened fire on a Texas church, killing 26 persons. That morning these victims went to praise God. I am sure they never expected not to return to their families. They didn’t expect not to return to work on Monday when they said good bye to their co-workers on Friday. Just the simple fact that you are alive and reading this, you have access to electricity and safe drinking water is a reason to be thankful. Life may be far from perfect, but it could be so much worse.
To help you be mindful of all the wonderful things happening in your life , why not start a gratitude journal? A gratitude journal is one way of keeping track of the things you are thankful for. Its keeping track of all the wonderful things happening in your life. It can be as simple as allocating a few pages in your bullet journal to express the things you are grateful for. A gratitude journal can help bring you through rough patches as they occur in your life serving to remind you about the good things happening in your life. Spend some time this week to really think about what you are thankful for. Don’t just say you are thankful for your job, but go a step deeper in identifying what exactly it is that you are thankful for.
Here are 20 thanksgiving quotes to get you started towards embracing an attitude of gratitude in your life.
Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers and petitions, along with giving thanks. Then the peace of God that exceeds all understanding will keep your hearts and minds safe in Christ… Click To Tweet
What are you most thankful for?