Each day I try to find things that I am grateful for and these past two days have been no different. Even after the gratitude challenge is over, there is no reason for me to stop.
There are things that I previously ignored and took for granted. It reminded me of what happened many years ago.
It was when I was still living in Australia. I had been in the workforce for many years and was still living in a rented apartment shared with four friends. We were very fortunate to find an affordable unit with great location for us to share. Previously we had been frantically searching for a place to rent. We were given a very short notice by our place owner to vacate our current place. Long story short, within two weeks we found the unit, contacted the agent, paid the bond money and quickly settled in.
It was after about half a year of moving in that it dawned on me that we haven’t properly offered a prayer of gratitude to God for what He has given us. Previously, we liked to have a weekly gathering where all of us would sit down and pray together for each other, and for our place. We haven’t done it for a while. That’s when I came across the word ‘complacent’. I told my friends about it and we decided to gather together again.
Today, I hope that the attitude of complacency do not get into you. There is nothing that you can NOT be grateful for. You can never run out of things to be grateful for. I highly recommend taking notes and making it physical. It will serve as a powerful reminder for you.
I am grateful today for the roof that I have over my head and the city that I live in. I will be honest to say that there are plenty of things to be concerned about in my city but there are more things to be grateful for. I am especially grateful to have friends around me with whom I can spend time and fellowship with.