As I laid my head down on my soft pillow trying to get some much needed rest, my mind wondered to and fro over things people have said recently.
None of the statements were meant to be condescending or critical, but my imaginative mind usually always assumes someone meant something bad with what they said – this coming from someone who loves to see the positives in everything.
Nothing tragic has happened to me this year yet, thankfully.
I don’t know about you, but personally I’ve struggled with being thankful lately. I thought now was a good a time as any to try and figure out why, since tomorrow is Thanksgiving after all.
While many would say this wasn’t the best year of their lives, I would say most of this year had been pretty great for me personally.
And then November hit. I was stressed with the election. I wasn’t writing much. I was going to church. Work got busier. Somewhere along the way, my attitude changed slightly.
One where I became a little unthankful.
Being a millennial, you won’t find me very far from my phone. I’ve found that I have a better attitude when I’m not seeing everyone’s highlight reel.
When I compare my life to someone else’s, my joy, content and thankfulness begin to fade.
Even though our lives may not look like everyone else’s highlight reel, there is still so much to be thankful for.
Even when tough times are closing in, even when the biscuits burn, even when your stretched too thin at work, even when your cold to the bone, there is still so much to be thankful for.
I choose to still be thankful, no matter what Satan has up his sleeve.
God’s got the whole world in His hands.
If I’m being completely honest, my reasons for being unthankful are first world problems that don’t really matter.
Maybe you’ve felt like me lately, a little unthankful.
The slightest bit of being unthankful can be like a thorn in our side. It will grow and fester, until we become someone no one recognizes and none of us truly want that.
God has blessed us with more than we could ever imagine.
So, I’m choosing to be thankful.
What about you? Amidst whatever you may be going through, will you choose to be thankful no matter what?
“Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”