Say Thank You!

The bible tells us that in everything we should give thanks, as that is God’s will. But being grateful and giving thanks all the time isn’t very easy as it sounds. Especially as everyday life is filled with moments of discomfort, pains, setbacks, sicknesses, poverty and other challenges.

Yet the bible says in all things we should give thanks. You may want to ask, why should I give thanks with everything going on around me? In the words of Maya Angelou, “Say thank you because your faith is so strong that you don’t doubt that whatever the problem, you will get through it. Say thank you because you know that even in the eye of the storm, God has put a rainbow in the clouds. Say thank you because there is no problem created that can compare to the Creator of all things.”

Folks, our lives may not be much, but we can at least be thankful for the little that we have. Gratitude can transform any situation. Remember the story of the Ten Lepers in the bible, ten of them were healed but only one of them returned to say thank you. And immediately his entire life was altered. Gratitude is the secret of people who are living their greatest lives. As Oprah Winfrey testifies, “I live in the space of thankfulness – and for that, I have been rewarded a million times over. I started out giving thanks for small things and the more thankful I became, the more my bounty increased. That’s because – for sure – what you focus on expands. When you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it.”

Whether in the best of times, or the worst of times, your life is a gift. Be grateful. Say thank you today!

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