Now that Thanksgiving is over, it is very important for all of us to remember what we are thankful for each and every day. It is somehow easier to do this around Thanksgiving, but it is something we should do every day.
If you compare your life with others, you may notice a pattern. There are many people that have a lot more than you have, but there are many people that have so much less than what you have. One of the secrets of happiness is found by placing your focus on what you do have. This involves being thankful for the things you have and not focusing on all of the things you don’t have.
No matter what, there will always be people that have more than you have. This is a fact of life for all of us. The key is to stop focusing on people like this and start focusing on those that are not as blessed as you are. This is where true happiness begins.
It also begins with thanking God each day for the things you are thankful for. This morning as I was showering I began to thank God for many things. One of these things was a hot shower.
Do you realize how many people do not have this pleasure? It is something we take for granted each day, and others never have this luxury. There are hundreds of things like this and I challenge you to think of these things that may seem normal to you, but to others they are luxuries they may never experience.