I have to confess that often I am not thankful at all. I am not satisfied with the things I have. I am wanting things I don't need. Wishing some things were different in my life. Looking at the things I don't have rather than the things I have. Feeling sorry for myself over some trivial thing....
That's why I like to take Thursday to post about being thankful. In this country where we have so much, it is so easy to forget that we live a very rich life. Even in this terrible economy with so many jobs uncertain, including my husband's, we still live the life of luxury compared to most of the world.
So today I am thinking of a few things I take for granted:
Food: I will not have to worry about having enough food for today. I'll have 3 good meals and there is plenty of food in our pantry for many days to come.
Shelter: I do not have to sleep in the street. I have a lovely home with heat and air conditioning and furniture .
Water: I don't have to walk 5 miles to get water. It have it hot and cold in my home.
Transportation:I don't have to walk long distances to town or to school. I have a car. My husband and I both have a car and we even had an extra one before the tree destroyed it.
Safety: My family is safe. There is no war here, or violent civil action.
Health: We are all healthy right now but when we get sick we can go to the doctor.
I thank my Heavenly Father who has provided all these things for me.
What are you thankful for today?