In today’s fast-paced society, we take so much for granted. We expect everything we want and we forget that we deserve nothing at all. There are people all around the world, even in the United States, who at this very moment are sleeping in the cold on a park bench or begging for a sandwich on the corner. There are people who are about to lose their homes because they can’t make ends meet or parents who are grieving their lost children to death, drugs, the streets, etc.
When I think about all these things and even where I have come from, I can honestly say that I am so very thankful for the blessings in my life! I have a roof over my head that bears my name, a car that runs well and is paid for, a son who is alive, healthy and adores me, a family that I am close to, a job that pays me fairly well and a boss who treats me well, a church that I love and opportunities to serve.
Isn’t it amazing how quickly we can become ungrateful? I think we have to remind ourselves of all those who have to go without and then remind ourselves of all that we have to remember how blessed we are. Each day we should be consciously thankful for at least one thing.
Today, I am thankful for my son and his tender heart.
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