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