Grateful

When I use to go to Alcoholics Anonymous meeting  sometimes people would suggest to make a gratitude list. I struggled with the first one I did. I was reading a post earlier and the person thanked God the bill collectors were calling. I thought I could relate to the bill collectors calling but I had forgot to be thankful about it. I should be thankful because if they are calling the phone is still on.

A couple of months ago my friend was depressed about his financial situation. I told him to read Job. He told me that made him even more depressed. I thought he would feel grateful he was not Job. Job was a wealthy man that loved God. Job lost his wealth his children and his health but he still praised God.  Today I need to learn how to be thankful when I am going through.

I am thankful I can see

I am thankful I can type

I thankful that I can drive to the library

I thankful my children are alive

I am thankful my parents are living

I am thankful I am living

I am thankful I am not homeless today

I am thankful I am sober

I am thankful God Loves me

I am thankful for manna ( the few dollars I have in my pocket)

I am thankful for running water, food to eat

I am thankful the electric is on.

There are so many things to be thankful for

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One thought on “Grateful”

  1. It’s true. There are many things to be thankful for, and so many of them we take for granted.

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