Being Thankful – A Change of Perspective

What is rocking your boat right now? When you hear Bible verses like — in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:18) — do they seem like empty words to you? What is God asking of us?

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Well, I don’t always know what God is up to in my life. But I trust His Heart, and it could be that He wants me to step back and see the big picture sometimes. I believe that much of the time we can spot things to be thankful for by just looking at our world a little differently.

Look at my list below, and see if you can do something similar. Join with me in looking at life in a humorous and thankful light.

Be thankful for

tight fitting clothes — you are well fed.

your allergies — you got to stop and smell the roses.

the blisters — you were able to walk down the trail and enjoy God’s creation.

a snagged fishing line — you got to spend a day on the lake.

stepping in the dog poop — you have a loyal and trusted companion.

the Honey-Boo-Boo Reality show — your family now appears a lot more normal.

the bee sting — you will enjoy a sweet reward.

a leaking roof — the drought is gone.

the hole in your boat — you can afford to have a boat.

a dull knife, axe or saw — you are being productive.

complaints about society and government — you have the freedom of speech.

boring sermons — you have the freedom and privilege to worship.

taxes – you have a job.

long lines — the movie is a good one or the economy is improving.

the final exam — you’re getting an education.

the messes you have to clean up — you are surrounded by family and friends.

Your turn to view your circumstances from another angle. Can you add your own twist to the list?

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3 Responses to Being Thankful – A Change of Perspective

  1. I apologize, but I think I accidently deleted a couple of good comments.. Not sure about the WP iPad app. It seems to be duplicating posts and when I delete one, it erases comments. Sorry, again!

  2. Mildred Aenchbachr says:

    What you wrote is excellent. I will have to think about it to see what I can come up with.

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