I’d like to think that I’m a thankful person, but when I really think about it, I know that I am not.

…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

2 Thessalonians 5:18

Even today, I know that I am not thankful. I heard the rain and wind outside my window in the wee hours of the morning and was not thankful. I rolled over and my muscles ached from my workout yesterday and I was not thankful. I got up to go to work and I was not thankful. I got to work and was not thankful. Obviously, thankfulness is something I need to work on.

I think, though, that many people believe that they need to be thankful for everything that happens. I hardly think I need to be thankful for sore muscles, but I can be thankful that I have the ability and energy to use those muscles. I don’t have to be thankful for the wind and rain, but I can be thankful for the rain because that means that I will be even more grateful for the sun when it makes an appearance. Some days I don’t particularly enjoy my job, but I have a job, and for that I can be thankful.

Today, I’m going to try to find a reason to be thankful in as many circumstances as I can remember to do so. Why not try it? It might make your day.