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Thanking God For All We Have

Updated on March 24, 2011

Taking Life For Granted

Taking life for granted is what many of us do each and everyday of our lives. We tend not to think just how fortunate we are until we see something devastating such as what happened this week in Japan.

I am speaking for myself, but I can insure you that many of us take life for granted. Thanking God for all we have should be done each and everyday of our lives, because our life can be cut short in minutes as we see in Japan.

I know, that all of us get so rapped up in our everyday lives with working to make ends meet. The stress of our jobs, family lives and everything that comes with our everyday life, but we must not ever forget what we have and just how fortunate we are.

I wanted to write this short hub to ask each and every person reading this to just take a minute or two and pray for all those in Japan.

Mother Nature is something you can not control or beat. These poor people have had everything taken from them in a matter of minutes. Everything they have worked for their entire lives, gone in minutes. Families separated, lost, died, or servery injured in minutes.

I need not go into all the details of the horrific disaster for I know everyone in the world has been informed one way or another.

They have many 1000's of lives lost. No food, no drinking water, no homes, freezing cold weather conditions, and now a possible nuclear disaster getting worse by the hour. The Japanese have had three horrific things happen all at the same time.

First, as we all know, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake followed by a massive Tsunami and then followed by a Nuclear disaster.

I don't know about you, but for me, it bring tears to my eyes to see all that has happened in Japan. I pray each and everyday for the Japanese and all those living there or just visiting.

We all must really thank God for everything we have and not take for granted anything, because our lives can change in a matter of seconds.





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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Eiddwen, Thank you for your comment and I am so happy you have found your soulmate. In todays age sometimes it seems so hard to find that special someone. But when he/she arrives in your life you will know it as I did when I met mine. Working out problems and disagreements makes a stronger bond between each other.

    • Mistress of Spice profile image

      Mistress of Spice 

      7 years ago from uk uae

      Hello Mark excellento hubs by the gra8t clean life.

      My hands were filled with the twins and left me little time for my hub...well i guess routine got to quick in fast or i will miss out all my chit chatter with my hubbers and hubbee...lots of fun, tc..

      Mistress of spice

      :-) chatmore...

    • CARIBQUEEN profile image


      7 years ago

      It is in times like these we remember how fortunate we are. At the moment we are disaster-free, we have life, we have a shelter, clothing and food. GOD IS GOOD - LET US ALWAYS CELEBRATE LIFE -THE MOMENT IS ALL WE HAVE.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      7 years ago from Wales

      I agree with you totally . For the first time in my life I am truly happy from within.

      I met my soulmate Dai six years ago and our relationship just gets better and better.

      However I never ever want to take Dai or all the other positive aspects in my for granted.

      When we have been through hard times we do appreciate these happy times all the more.

      Also what these people in japan are going through should also make us atruly appreciate what we have even more.

      My heart goes out to them but I am sure that their recilient characters will win the day.

      Thank you for sharing this great hub and I push all the buttons on this one..

      Take care


    • Ruchira profile image


      7 years ago from United States

      I agree, cleanlife. When you get to see the other side of the life which is so uncertain and full of tragedies and loss, one feels how fortunate we are in terms of our daily necessities and wonderful people surrounding us.

      Taking life for granted is so common amongst us, humans. Such natural tragedies makes us remind of all the blessings we have...

    • profile image 

      7 years ago

      really appreciated this reminder. thanks The Clean Life - we should never take our fortune for granted and though many of us lead such busy lives we should try and help each other as much as we can especially when disaster strikes

    • wandererh profile image

      David Lim 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      I have been having hectic day when the phone just does not want to stop ringing. I am now thankful that I still have a phone. :)

    • Ashantina profile image


      7 years ago

      It usually takes some traumatic or life changing experience for many to appreciate and become thankful to God for all the abundance He grants.

      Thanks for sharing CleanLife :)

    • VioletSun profile image


      7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      The situation in Japan has also put things in perpective for me, and how life can change in an instant. Of all the disasters that we have had in our planet in the past few years, this one affected me the most because they had to deal with the quake, tsunami and now the nuclear situation. I pray for them everyday, and had a candle burning for Japan.

      Thanks for writing this!


    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @RTalloni thank you for commenting. I just feel in my heart that this should be mentioned just as a reminder to all of us just how fortunate we are.

    • RTalloni profile image


      7 years ago from the short journey

      Excellent reminder to be thankful when we have good days of personal peace and safety. Trouble comes to everyone, every nation, at some time or another. We have a sober responsibility to pray for others in distress, especially when we are so blessed.


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