We have so much to be thankful for, it doesn't take much time to look around us in this world and to see the horror, the hurt, the pain that so many people are experiencing, whether it be the loss of a loved one, a job, or experiencing suffering or sickness, financial loss or marital issues. There is much pain in our world.
Even still there is much to be thankful for and as Christian we should always remember to be grateful and to say “Thank you”. Not only take time to praise and thank God for your blessings but take the time to talk to your children about them as well. Help your child to count their blessings, help them to learn to be “thankful”.
No matter what the case whether it be as something as small as having them say “thank you” to their grandmother when she bakes them cookies, or having them to say “thank you” to God for the food on their plate at night. We all know we take too much for granted and that it is important for all of us to say “thank you”.
So, why not try to make it habit. Begin to concentrate on the number of times you stop to say “thank you”. Begin to be more intentional about how you teach your child to say “thank you”. Just generally make it a priority in your life. Because living a life of gratitude is so much more enjoyable than living a life of jealousy and envy or of bitterness.
You will be surprised what it can do for you! Why not give it a try today.