The Economy is hard, but still Count your Blessings
Many Countries all over the world are being hit with financial problems including Europe and America, but we shouldn’t let it cast a shadow upon our lives.
a) The economy may be hard, but lets be grateful for our health. Being alive means we can still make positive changes. Some have no time to give a thought to the economy – the doctors have given them just weeks to live.
b) Lets be grateful for our families. Parents, Children, extended families and Friends who are like siblings – money can’t buy those type of relationships. They are there for us through thick and thin.
c) Let’s still be grateful that we can eat. Many have to be fed through tubes.
d) The economy may be hard, but let's be grateful for the gift of nature which is FREE (for now anyway, before the Govt find a way to Tax it). Beautiful parks with flowers, the ocean, sun sets and sun rises. These are natural things that make us feel peaceful, relaxed and refreshed.
e) The economy may be hard, but lets still be grateful for the jobs we have. If it’s part time, at least money is coming in. If you are not working at all – there is support from the Government. Some countries don’t get unemployment Support from the Government at all and in some countries, the government even owes them months of salary. How on earth will they keep the family?
f) Water - Clean Water flows from our taps – this can be taken for granted. Some people have no water flowing from taps and have to walk far, to even get some which isn’t even clean. Also, some places have had no rain for a long time, while others have had rain and ended up being flooded.
g) The economy may be hard, but lets be grateful that we don’t live in war zones. Waking up every morning to the sounds of gun shots. Water and food are hard to get. Medical care is limited. Would you like to live in Libya right now, even if you were given a FREE plane ticket?
Country at War...
h) Lets be grateful that we go out everyday and come back safely. Many left home but sadly never returned. Many go on trips abroad. A trip of a life time that sadly cost them their life. Some even on their Honeymoons. God rest their souls.
i) For those who are Christians, be grateful you can go to Church and read your bible anywhere. There are some countries who still persecute people for reading a bible or going to Church.
j) Be grateful you have a house, many are still living on the streets and some who were living very comfortably before, have had their houses foreclosed or repossessed.
God help the Homeless...
“The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” ~ Epictetus
I am sure you must have other personal things to be grateful for. It is a fact that people will face challenges in life but an attitude of gratitude helps soften the situation and actually attracts positive outcomes.
I have challenges I face, but prefer to be grateful for the good things.
May life treat us kind.
- Words of Comfort & Encouragement – 2010
Words of Encouragement for a New Year. Dec 09.