Thursday, November 26, 2009

My thoughts on being truly thankful

So, I've been thinking. Are we REALLY thankful in our everyday lives? I know I'm not always.
Think about that homeless guy you pass on your way to work. Yeah, maybe he could get a job at McDonalds, and chooses not to, but the fact is, he IS less fortunate than we are. We (including me) pass him many times locking the doors. What if we at least prayed for him? God still loves him.

It disturbs me when people say 'FML' or 'My life sucks'. Really? Really? There ARE kids in Africa that are dying of hunger! I KNOW you have had at least one meal today. Yeah, I don't know the answers to every aspect of life, but I do know that we are all made in God's image. When we say that our life sucks, or that we hate the way we look, we are dissing God. Think about it before you say it the next time.

I made a ringtone a couple months ago of the song 'Thank You' by 33 Miles, and I use it as my alarm. It gets you thinking as you wake up. The ringtone goes like this:

'What if in the morning when I wake up,
Even before I fill my coffee cup, I said 'Thank You, Thank You'
What if I looked at the day and the hours ahead and before I moved forward
I bowed my head and said 'Thank You', oh I said,'Thank You'
What if I looked at my life in a different way,
Took a little more time to stop and pray,
I know it would change all the moments in between'

Are you REALLY thankful this thanksgiving? I know I am not nearly as thankful as I should be.
Practice being thankful in your everyday life.



Jenna Johnson said...

Beautifully stated. I agree 199% haha. It irritates me to hear others say that. Are their lives really that bad? Thanks for posting this!

Beth said...

Good thoughts there, Kathleen. We DO have so much to be thankful for....even though I will substitute tea for the coffee in the song, it is SO true! Love you. Mom