Thankfulness is a choice. It is a state of mind, a way of being, a mindset you adopt and nurture and grow in your heart. Oftentimes thankfulness comes about organically, other times we must remind ourselves to be thankful, and not just for the big things in life but also for the little ones we so often neglect or overlook.
Be thankful. It is a noble, honest, nurturing virtue which will make you see the world around you in a whole new light. Be thankful, and you will see the love, grace, mercy and favor of God throughout your days, and in every area of your life.
No matter who you are, no matter what your struggle, no matter what your hardship, no matter what your lack, you still have countless reasons to be thankful today, just as I do.
When we come to the realization that all things work together for good to them that love God, and we conclude without equivocation that we indeed love Him, we will understand that though the valley might be hard to cross, we will get through it and ascend onto the mountaintop once more. Though the trials in our lives may be difficult to endure, once they are behind us, we will be all the more mature, equipped, and possess a deeper understanding of the Father’s love.
If the journey does not transform you continually, then you are walking down the wrong path. The entire breadth and width of our existence hear on earth has our transformation into that which God desires us to be at its core.
May you have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving, and may you give thanks this day for all that He has done.
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.