Are you truly thankful?
I find at times I am, and at other times, I’m like everyone else. I can be a grumbler.
What would it take to learn the secret of contentment – to really be thankful all the time?
Here are 7 ways to be more thankful:
Consider what you could NOT have that you have now – Things we take for granted, like a toothbrush, socks, flushable toilets and clean drinking water!
Stop comparing yourself to those who have more than you have – Actually, it might help to compare yourself to those who have less than you have. That gives you a proper perspective. (Need help? Go to The Global Rich List and enter your income.)
Count your blessings and name them one by one – Make a list of things you are thankful for – your family, your friends, your health, your church, your shelter, your clothes, keep it going as long as you can. Then keep it where you can find it easily. (You’ll need it again.)
Review God’s promises – They are many and they are good!
Get an eternal perspective – Step back from the current and think of your life in view of eternity. If you’re a follower of Christ, it looks pretty good, huh?
Practice giving – It’s amazing what joy comes from being sacrificial.
Think small – Look for the smallest moments of grace. A smile, a lady bug, a gentle breeze, or the beating of your own heart. (Little things are actually big if you look for and value them.)
I know these will work – now we just need to practice them.
You can start now. Leave a comment and tell me 5 things you are thankful for today.