“If you learn to appreciate more of what you already have, you’ll find yourself having more to appreciate.” – Michael Angier
“Thankfulness and Joyfulness are closely related to each other… ” – Ron Edmondson (www.ronedmondson.com)
Today, being Thanksgiving in the USA, has made many bloggers consider what they are thankful for.
I’m going to try to be thankful and appreciative every day. Thankful to others, and thankful most of all to God. For in every day, in many ways, the evidence of his love and care are seen – if we look.
One day I was interrupted before my flat-mate and I left home on a car journey. It was frustrating, as time was of the essence. But a little while later we came upon and accident that had happened not long before. Had we left on time, that could have been our car crushed by the lorry.
Another time I lost my bank card. I knew it was in the flat, but could I find it? You’ve guessed! It took me hours of sifting through papers, waste bins, laundry and all the rest. I was into cupboards and corners that hadn’t seen the light of day for months (you try anything, however improbable, don’t you?)! Eventually I found the card, but in the search I also came across some very important papers that needed attention and which I had totally forgotten about!
Sometimes it is in the awkward frustrations and downright problems of life that, if we look, we can see the care of God for us. And if it is not immediately obvious where the good is in it all, we can still trust. Because one thing I know, our loving heavenly Father will always be there. He cares about not only the major life-changing things, but about the minutiae of our practical lives. We have a God who cares – and isn’t that something to be thankful about?