Saturday’s post I wrote about the cold winter we are having in Western Washington and many of the people are wishing that spring will come soon.
I had a comment from a woman who lives in South Africa where it is summer time and they are having a drought. It reminds me that often we complain about something and forgetting that others are likely having things worse off than ourselves. This is where being thankful for what we have comes in.
I am thinking where sometimes I won’t eat something because I don’t like it. It is easy to not think about others who go hungry on a daily basis. We know that people are starving to death in third world countries however there are children that go to school in my area without a meal. If it were not for government subsidy many of these children would not have a meal at school either.
The church I attend have donated meals for teenagers in our area that are not getting food at home for different reasons. The church asked for members to donate to this program. Originally they planned for ninety meals. Those are amount of kids in the program but then decided to go for one hundred and eighty meals so each child would have two meals. What was really amazing people in the church donated for five hundred meals. What a great thing for the members of the church to do. There are other programs to the church hopes to help out in the community as well.
This really does show how thankful some people are for what they have. It doesn’t matter how much or little you have always there are people who are worse off than we are.
I heard on Sunday about a death of someone I knew several years ago. I had been thinking about him recently however his death was a surprise to all who knew him. His name is Jim so keep his family in your prayers. We never know when our time is up. Another reason we should be thankful for what we have.
Life is so special and does not last long so another reason to be thankful for what we have. There is a time bomb in each one of us but we don’t know when it will go off. We should appreciate and thankful for everything even when the circumstances are not great. So let’s bite our tongue when we are not thankful for anything. It is so easy to complain about something even when we don’t realize it. It is part of human nature unfortunately. Peace and joy to all. Amen!