For the past few weeks I’ve been writing about some of the things I’m thankful for. I recently saw a post on a friend’s facebook which made me stop and think about thankfulness. . .
So . . . yes, I’m thankful, but do I take time every day to thank God for His many, many blessings in my life? This caused me to ask myself a few questions . . .
- If I do not make the choice to be intentional about thanking God every day, how can I expect the children in my ministry do so so?
- Does thankfulness “flow” out of me? When children see me, do they see a person who is thankful? Or, do they see someone who is down, cranky and who rarely shares her thankfulness for God’s many blessings?
- Is thankfulness a real part of my life? Do children – and others around me – not only hear me “talk” about being thankful, but do they see thankfulness expressed by the things I do? A truly thankful person is generous, am I generous with my time, possessions and with my praise, kind words and appreciation for others?
- I’ve heard it said, “When you squeeze an orange what comes out is what is inside it.” When I’m “squeezed” is thankfulness the thing others see?