Have you ever given a gift to someone who didn’t seem to appreciate it? They just kind of opened it, looked at it for a minute, mumbled a quick, “Thank you” and then set it aside. There was no real heartfelt thanks. All the hours you spent shopping for the “perfect gift” ended up not meaning anything to them at all.
But then there are people who appreciate every single thing that is given to them! They’re so expressive and thankful that it makes it a joy to give them gifts! You could gift wrap a pair of mismatched socks, put a pretty bow on it, and give it to them, and they would be so excited! They’re simply thankful for everything.
These are the kind of people that God can keep busy enjoying life. They’re thankful people who make it a daily choice to enjoy life and choose to see everything in their life as a gift.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV).
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THE TAKE AWAY
No matter what your situation may be, no matter what you have or don’t have, make the choice to find something to be thankful for. The more thankful you are the happier you will become! You’ll enjoy your life a whole lot more and so will those around you!