The reason that I am starting this challenge from Localadventurer.com is to take an inventory of all the things that I should be more grateful for. Too many times I fall into the trap of looking at the things that other people have and compare them to the things I have.
The problem with this is that you do tend to lose sight of all that you do have in your life. Looking at my life compared to my collegues, I tend to focus on what I feel like are their financial blessings and the things that they have. I have in the past been envoius of the station in life that my collegues are in compared to mine. This has led me to be somewhat bitter and unhappy in my life. I can no longer covet those things that are not in my possession at this point in my life. I have heard somewhere that God will not bless with new things if you are not appreciative of what you have. He can’t give you more until you are satisfied with what you have now.
So for this year, gratitude is my one word that will define my life. I plan to be grateful for my life, my job, my family….everything that God has given to me and only me. From there all other bessing will flow. Trust me, I am definitely ready for an increase.
What are you grateful for?