After going through grief or loss, you will eventually have a keen awareness to see and understand how precious life and loved ones are…and an excellent opportunity to develop true genuine thankfulness.
One day, while I was on a social networking site, I noticed many people who were complaining. I wrote the following as a way of putting my thoughts into words.
“For every parent complaining about their kids…there’s someone who is begging God to bless them with a baby…and someone else who would give up EVERYTHING to have a ticket to Heaven to see their child for 5 minutes.
For every person griping about their spouse, there is someone crying themselves to sleep over the empty space next to them in bed.
For everyone who complains about their parents, there is someone who would LOVE to ask their parents for just one more piece of advice.
For every person who complains about having to exercise, there is someone who is sick or disabled who would absolutely love to have the ability to walk even a 1/4 of a mile.”
There is SO much in life to be grateful for but we have to practice the art of thankfulness and keep our eyes open to truly see our blessings.
At times, it is very difficult to see our blessings, or even be thankful, if we are overwhelmed by deep heartbreaking grief. At those times, we need to train our minds to think like this: “Don’t focus on what you don’t have or what you can’t do…focus on who you DO have and what you CAN do!”
This is definitely a wise thing to ask God for help with every single day.
Change your PERSPECTIVE and choose to trust God through your hardships.
It is a choice to see God’s current blessings in our lives, as well as learn what lessons He has allowed us to take away from our grief experiences. One of my greatest lessons has been to continue being grateful for everything, especially my loved ones, always giving thanks, because the Lord is very very good.
From my daily reading plan by Bible App
Grief Bites: A New Approach to Growing Through Grief (day 34)