I go to work everyday in a skilled nursing facility. When working with the residents, I see every moment, another thing to be grateful for.
Did you ever consider the ability to speak, hear, see, stand up, sit down, etc. . . as something to be grateful for? I have. When working with individuals, young and old, unable to sit up in bed, stand, go to the bathroom by themselves, eat without help; I am so very thankful for these things I am able to accomplish today.
The ability to get in my car and drive to the store for bread or milk. Go to a movie. . .when so many are not. Count showering in hot water, sheets on your bed, a bed, clean water to drink, a beautiful place to live. A sound mind. SO, so many things most of us take for granted every day.
Are you guilty of always "Wanting more"? A better car, bigger house, nicer clothes, more money? Take a look around and the hunger and squalor right here in America. Children who have no care from their parents, running the streets. The list goes on, ad infinitum.
Today I am so very grateful and thankful to be a child of God, who takes care of all my needs. He loves me and my family. Give thanks in all things, even those you do not appreciate so much. God has a plan for your life, bigger and better than any you could think or dream of.
Fantasizing a huge, grateful heart. Freedom to smile in the face of all things trying.