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7 Ways to Be a More Thankful Person

By November 23, 2011November 28th, 2019Encouragement

Are you truly thankful?

I find at times I am, and at other times, I’m like the rest of God’s children. I can be a grumbler.

What would it take to learn the secret of contentment…to be thankful all the time?

Here are 7 ways to be more thankful:

Consider what you could NOT have that you have now – Don’t forget your toothbrush, your socks, and clean drinking water!

Don’t compare yourself to those who have more than you have – 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, 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 a smile, a lady bug, a gentle breeze, the beating of your heart. (Little things count for big if you look for them.)

I know these will work – now we just need to practice them.

Bonus Points: Comment and tell me 5 things you are thankful for today.

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