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Tuesday, May 25th - Becoming More Grateful

How did you wake up this morning? Was it from an alarm on your phone? Was it your kid coming in your room asking for breakfast or company? Was it your spouse’s alarm that wakes you before it wakes them?

What did you have for breakfast? Was it a nice home cooked meal of pancakes, bacon and eggs? Was it a breakfast bar as you were running out the door? Did you have coffee for breakfast?

How did you get to work this morning? Was it on your bike? Was it in your car? Did you carpool with a friend? Did you catch the subway or the bus?

You may be wondering why we’re asking these questions. Here’s the point: we have so much to be grateful for that we tend to pass over what’s “normal” and take it for granted. Here are a few things to celebrate:

1- You had a roof over your head as you slept last night! You didn’t have to sleep on the street, worry if it was raining, or brave the cold.

2- You woke up this morning! You were given another day of life with breath in your lungs and a purpose of sharing Jesus’ love with others.

3- If you wanted something for breakfast this morning, chances are you had the opportunity to get it and fill your hungry belly!

4- If you have a job you commute to, chances are you had a vehicle or a bike to get you there!

These are just a few of the many, many things we forget are not just readily available to everyone. These are things that each day we should continually thank God for, over and over again.

What is something “normal” you tend to forget to thank God for? Give him praise and glory for it in the comments!

Author: Gracie Martin

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