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"Be thankful for the things that you do have as opposed to thinking about the things that you don't have." --Ace McCloud

How much time do we spend thinking about what we want and what we don’t have? When we learn to be content, then we will learn to be thankful. This is the week in which we set aside one day for Thanksgiving – a day to be thankful for what we have. I want to encourage you not to think about what you don’t have this week, but to take the time to be thankful for what you do have. Think of five different things you are thankful for, and then share them with someone else.

Here is my list:

1. Salvation…I am so thankful that God came into my heart as a 16-year-old young man. Jesus changed my life.

  2. Health…It was once said that your health is like water – you never miss it until it’s gone. I’m so thankful I have the health to serve God and do the things He allows me to do.  

3. Parents…Both of my parents are still alive. They raised me in church and taught me right from wrong. They also taught me so much about life, in general, and how to be successful.

4. Wife…I am so thankful that I have a wonderful wife of 23 years who has stayed by my side through thick and thin.

5. Children…I have 3 precious girls who are healthy and bring so much joy to my life.

We all truly have so much to be thankful for.

O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. -Psalms 107:1