“A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.
James E. Faust
When I see my kids laughing, I stop and offer thanks for that blessing. I think of all the kids whose situations prevent them from being happy.
Being able to provide for my family makes me proud. I realize that it is far from the norm for many families. I am encouraged by this thought to share some of my financial blessings with less fortunate children.
I avoid walking around with a sense of entitlement. I know that each blessing can easily be taken away.
Today, I am committed to feeling gratitude for each blessing I receive, regardless of how small it is. Life is more fulfilling when I live in thankfulness.
1. In what ways can I turn an unfortunate situation into a blessing?
2. What other realities in my life drive me to maintain humility?
3. How can I serve as a model of encouragement to others around me?