What Are You Grateful For?

Have you ever just stopped to be grateful?

In the past three weeks, I have shared many things about struggle, temptation, being still, addiction, and other things that can sometimes be hard to deal with. And I believe we need to talk about them more. We need to be more vulnerable. We need to be more honest about our struggles.

But we also need to be more grateful. We need to name the things in our lives we are thankful for, even when we think we have nothing to be thankful for.

So what is it for you?

It could be anything. Some days, I am able to list item after item of things I am thankful for. Other days, about the only thing I can name is that I got out of bed that morning.

I have met people who were facing some of the most difficult struggles anyone could face in life. Yet they were grateful.

I have met people in the midst of grief and loss. Yet they were grateful.

I often hear stories of victimization of the worst kinds. Yet the victims have become grateful.

So what are you thankful for?

Today, I am thankful for my students at FaithWorks of Abilene. Today, I am thankful for the young people at the church I attend. Today, I am thankful for my family.

So even in the midst of fatigue and exhaustion and worry, today I can say I am grateful.

What about you? What are you grateful for?

2 thoughts on “What Are You Grateful For?

  1. Would you mind checking out this short video if you have a few minutes? It’s about a thanksgiving experience that I think held put things in perspective much like you’ve done with this post.
    http://jamesedwardsharp.com/2015/11/21/whats-your-most-memorable-holiday-experience/
    To answer the questions in your post:
    I’m grateful for my wife and daughter. I’m grateful for the opportunity to participate in missions trip in April. There is so much. You really could just keep going on listing them.

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