Read Luke 1: 26-38
It can be hard to think about all the positive things in our lives and to think of things to be thankful for. It is during this time of the year more than ever do we stop and think about all the things we are thankful in our lives.
So in order to think of the things in our life that we consider blessings we should not focus on what we don’t have, but focus on what we do have. For example: “I’m thankful to have a warm place to sleep in the winter.” Or “I’m thankful to be able to see the beauty around me.”
Like I said, it can be hard to think about the positive things in our life. So to help you I will give you some suggestions to think about:
1. Think about the special people in your life– Who makes you happy? Think about the people who have made a difference in your life. They can be family, friends or simply people that you’ve read about or seen on television. We interact with so many people on a daily basis (especially thanks to Twitter and Facebook) it makes it a little easier to think about the special people.
2. Think about the people who have made life a little harder for you– Now it might not make sense to think about these people. But even if you have experience some negativity through these people there can be hidden blessings in those relationships. Think about the things you accomplished because of them. Did you finish something because they said that you couldn’t? Did you get better at something because they criticized you when you did it badly? Did their cruel actions make you vow never to treat others that way? Some of these interactions might of turned out positive.
There is so much in our life which we can be thankful for. My suggestion to you is to take some time everyday and give thanks for those things which God has blessed us with. It will change your perspective on your life.
THE PRAYER: Merciful God, thank you for being there with us and for us. Help us Lord to be thankful for all the blessings that you provide for us. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.