I love everything about Thanksgiving and especially I love the part about giving thanks! However cultivating a thankful heart is not a once a year project. It is something that we must really WORK at all year long. It’s hard to be thankful sometimes because life can be hard. Jobs are lost, people get sick, kids drive us crazy…you know hard!
We especially cannot teach our children the art of being thankful if we are complainers for 90 percent of the year and then sit at a beautiful table on Thanksgiving and go around the table and share what we are thankful for. Well actually some thanks is better than nothing right? Well maybe.
A thankful heart comes from knowing that all things come from a Creator that cares and loves us deeply, that lavishes on us everything we NEED. Knowing in all circumstances that God is in charge and sees every little detail of our lives and is in total control.
God is already in our tomorrows and so we need not worry, complain or fret. I realize this is totally easier said than done..It’s a heart habit that we must work at and cultivate. It’s a must!
For today look around you and even if life seems like a mess, Give Thanks for one little thing…even if it’s the very breath you breathe. I know it’s hard..but we need to start somewhere. There was a time in my life that I was very ungrateful due to hardships that I had in my life..but when I really started seeking God, He gave me new eyes to see all the goodness and wonder around me.
So let’s just start today…
Print out the Scripture Printable and start practicing today.
What is one tiny thing you are grateful for today?
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