10 Things to be Thankful For

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In our life, we sometimes spend too much time complaining about the things we do not like or have. Today and every day we need to take time to be thankful for the blessings we do have. Take a look at this list of 10 things we are should be thankful for:

1. Be thankful for family that raised us

We are all where we are today because our parents or guardians raised us. Hopefully, we have taken all the positive lessons from them and are applying them to our lives.

2. Be thankful for the families we have

If you are married and have children, be thankful for the blessing of your family. If you are single, be thankful for your parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents.

3. Be thankful for friends

True friends encourage us, motivate us and push us to do better. Take time to call them and thank them for all the great things they have done. Show your gratitude by also being a great friend to others.

4. Be thankful for a roof over your head

If you have home, be thankful you have a place to rest and relax. Hopefully your home is also a place of safety and encouragement. Truly show you are thankful for your home by helping organizations who help those who have no homes.

5. Be thankful for laughter

Laughter is a gift from God which can bring great joy. Be thankful for the laughter of children, a spouse or friends.

6. Be thankful for a job

A job is a great blessing, whether we are happy in the job we are in or not. Take the time to list out reasons you are thankful for your job. If you find this hard, don’t look at your job just as a means to make money, but look at it as a way to help people.

7.  Be thankful for the freedoms you have

We have so many freedoms other countries do not have and it has cost some men and women their lives. This freedom continues to cost others time away from family and bodily injuries. Take time today to say “thank you” to someone who helped or is helping protect those freedoms

8. Be thankful for those who have made a positive impact in your life

All of us have had people in our lives that have made a positive impact. It may be a teacher, coach, pastor, youth worker, Sunday school teacher, and, hopefully, family members. Be thankful these people were placed in your life and give to others as they have given to you.

9. Be thankful for nourishment

We should be thankful we have the opportunity to eat on a daily basis. If you have plenty, please show your thanks by helping to support agencies who try to care for the hungry.

10. Be thankful for your health

If you are reading this, you are probably a person in good health. Be thankful for that. However, there are probably people in your family and community not as fortunate. So take time to help them sometime this week.

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