I’m So Sick of This … Thankfulness ??


Photo on <a href=""></a>Today my husband is home from work resting and weathering an early spring cold.  He’s sniffling, coughing, sneezing, blowing.  Poor guy.  Naturally I slept in the guest room last evening.  As I left the guest room I was reminded how blessed we are to have an extra room to sleep in when one of us is ill.

I live in America, and I’m so thankful for that for so many reasons.  The U.S.A., however, isn’t the only place where a person can prosper.  Many people all over the world are blessed to live in a home (or homes) with more than enough room.  Even the poorest among us is rich compared to many parts of the world.  Sadly, too many more people live in places in our world where they can call themselves blessed if they have any kind of a roof over their heads, let alone indoor plumbing, CLEAN water*, utilities, and all the amenities that go along with the kind of life many of us enjoy in America or other prosperous areas of the world.

But this post isn’t about the rich or poor people of the world.  This entry is about “Thankfulness”.  It seems so many people live thankless lives these days.  BOTH rich and poor.  No wonder God instructs us to “Be Thankful” Col 3:15.   God knew without thankfulness we would live sad, lonely, self-absorbed, joyless lives.  I’m thankful for people like my husband, like Joni Earekson Tada, and so many others who are reminders to continually count our blessings.  I’ve learned (and am still learning) that’s the only way we can shift our focus away from darkness to light.

Even in the midst of sickness or any kind of affliction we, for the sake of our very own souls, NEED to be thankful.

I’m THANKFUL today for all the wonderful blessings you have brought into my life.  They are too many too count.

1 Timothy 6:6 – Godliness with contentment is great gain.

2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, more than twice as many lack safe sanitation