I was just reading my Facebook memories from a few years back and came across an old post that was that was made during a recovery from a bad ice storm we had.
I was glad that my power was back on and that I could finally get warm, I was glad that the food in my freezer had stayed frozen (at least two of my friends lost their food during the power outage.). I then realized that I probably had not thanked God for things like electricity and warmth during the winter months in a long time. Here in America, we have so much to be grateful for. There are people in the world that don’t even have indoor plumbing! While there are dangers here, we all have a realistic expectation of coming home again when we leave our house. Some are not so lucky. Are you grateful for your friends and loved ones, or do you take them for granted?
If you woke up in the morning with only the things that you are grateful for today, would you still consider your life worth living? Every once in a while we need to make a list of everyone and everything that you are grateful for that includes things like running water that is drinkable, indoor plumbing, heaters, and air conditioners, think about what your life would be like without those things, and then thank God for those things.