Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:20

It is easy to live a life full of wants for the future. You may want tangible things: house, car, job, a 65″ tv, or maybe you just want these things to be newer, fancier, and bigger.

Perhaps you yearn for vacations, a new relationship, a promotion at work, or just peace and quiet.

Sometimes we act like children pouring over a Christmas Wish book wanting every fancy present they see. What happens when you don’t get what you want? Do you become depressed and envious when you see what others have?

Are all things desirable or necessary?

Aesop says, “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”

When we thank God for everything we have, it brings contentment to our lives. Try counting your blessings. Make up a list. Thank God for your family and friends, your home, enough to eat, your hobbies, your job.

You can be specific: my love of music, my siblings, my pastor, my green thumb.

Thankfulness is a habit to cultivate.

All these good things are from God!

Dear God, thank you for giving me such good gifts. Help me to be grateful for each one you have freely given to me. Most especially, this week, thank you for these


squishy hugs,



Help me be content and fill me with gratitude always!

Are you content with what you have or envious of what you don’t have?

What can you do to cultivate gratitude in your life?

hugs n’ blessings for all the grateful habits we create!

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