Thanksgiving was full of joy, lots of food and us thanking each other for being alive, and remembering everything we were grateful for.
It’s now getting close to a week after Thanksgiving… And we’re all starting to settle back in to our normal routines, and eventually forget how many things we have to be grateful for.
Why do we wait till Thanksgiving or Christmas, or funerals, to tell others how much they mean to us and how thankful we are for them? Shouldn’t it be the opposite?
If we are truly thankful for those around us, shouldn’t we be in a constant state of gratefulness? If we truly appreciate all that God’s given us, shouldn’t we constantly be praising Him for all He’s blessed us with?
Why is it that we wait for the few, select times a year, to fully appreciate what we have? Why can’t we continually live in gratefulness? God has given us so, so much. And when we embrace this truth, we will be less jealous for what we do not have, and more thankful for what is around us.
So, let’s try and not forget what we’re thankful for. Let’s write down each day, the small things we greatly appreciate, about us. Go and thank your friends for being there for you, more than once a year.
Because when we are continually in a state of gratefulness, we will be less prone to want what we do not need.