Be Thankful

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Be Thankful

“Make it a habit to be thankful for every good thing that happens to you, and keep expressing gratitude consistently. Since everything has played a part in your progress, remember to be grateful for all of it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s not always easy to be thankful! 

We had a family friend visit us recently. They’re great, and we have a lot of fun when they’re here.

Sometimes, I forget why they visit.

It’s not just for the cool adventures we have, like visiting over 15 national parks and numerous state parks across the country.

It’s not because they need a break from work and have nowhere else to go.

It’s because they want to see us and spend time together. 

They see us as family. Sometimes, I forget that.

I forget that they’re not just here for an adventure. I don’t always appreciate that they made the effort to come and see us. 

Instead, it sometimes feels like they’re taking advantage of us. It seems like they’re relying on us to cover all the expenses. 

I often lose my gratitude for the busyness. It happens to me a lot. 

I sometimes forget the actual reason we’re doing something and get caught up in things that don’t really matter. 

My caring wife often reminds me to be grateful for what we have and where we are.

It’s not always easy to be thankful. In fact, it’s much easier to focus on the negative side of everything. That’s what the devil wants us to do.

He wants us to feel sad and angry. That’s when he succeeds. Honestly, I let him win too much. 

Today, I want to encourage everyone to see the good side of the situation they’re in. 

If you’re super busy, be thankful for having lots to do. If you’re traveling a lot, be grateful for having the means to go.

If you’re thinking about starting a business, be grateful for the chance to do it. 

If you recently left a bad relationship, whether at work or personally, be glad you’re not there anymore. I could keep giving examples, but I think you understand the idea.

Be thankful for where you are; God placed you here for a reason. He put the people around you for a reason, and He gave you those ideas for a reason too.

You’re awesome, amazing, and destined for success. Be part of the 1% who are always happy and grateful for where they are.

I didn’t say it would be easy, but you can do it. Try to find the positive side of every situation as soon as you can.

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