Some of us go through life asking for things. We ask for a raise, a promotion, respect, love, shelter......the list goes on. We want more! We want more! We want more! Sometimes not being grateful for what we already have is the very reason why we are not getting more. When you are grateful for what you already have, you take care of it. You take pride in it. You treasure it. You give thanks. You leave no room for ungratefulness. When you do that, the One who is responsible to give you ALL things, will give you more because He sees how you appreciate what you already have. How do you expect to get promoted if you always show up late for work, you half-complete your assignment, you don't respect company's rules! How do you expect to get promoted acting like that? Nobody would promote you. I know I wouldn't!
I am grateful for both the small things and the big things in my life. Being healthy is a big thing for me. So I wake up every morning thanking God for my health. I do everything I can to stay healthy because it is important not only to me, but also my family. I am very careful about what I put in my body. It would not make sense to ask God for great health when I am doing everything I can to destroy every organ in my body. There are other big things in my life that I am grateful for, like having a job, being able to have children, having a great partner, friends, and so much more. I am also grateful for the small things in my life, like my laptop, my car, my cellphone....the things I can easily replace if I have a job. I am grateful for life because where there is life, there is hope.
What are you grateful for today?