Monday, November 25, 2013
Someone else is thankful for less than what you have...
I think the quote above, to me, really illustrates what is at the heart of thankfulness. We are not thankful because we are happy – we are happy because we are thankful. In essence, thankfulness leads to happiness. When we can appreciate the good things in our lives, it leads to a sense of well-being.
Does this mean that everything in our life is peachy-keen? Of course not. As great as it would be, life doesn't work that way. But what we CAN do is spend a little more time being thankful for the good things in our lives.
No matter our struggles, there is always someone out there in the world who is struggling harder. Sometimes we should simply be thankful for the everyday things that we may take for granted: sanitation, running water, and a roof over our head.
It’s all about perspective. So as the day of thanks approaches, let us all find something, or someone, to be thankful for.
What does “being thankful” mean to you?