My son is at Marine boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina. In his letters, he writes that he misses certain things he always took for granted: freedom to eat what and when he wants, lounging around in “old clothes” that are loose and comfortable, staying in bed a little longer in the mornings. 🙂 It brought to mind the things I take for granted in my life every day:
1)A companion and loving husband —I have a friend whose husband died at an early age with a heart attack.
2)A comfortable, warm, dry home—there are people even in the small town of Madison who no longer have homes to call their own due to circumstances beyond their control.
3)A loving, supporting family—one of my friends in particular has no relatives—not even cousins to fall back on in times of trouble.
How many things do YOU take for granted? In the book of First Thessalonians, verse eighteen of chapter five, God tells us to be thankful in all circumstances. If we take time, every day, to thank God for what we do have—not taking anything for granted—not only will it please Him, but the new outlook on your own circumstances will put a smile on your lips and add a touch of sunshine to your day. 🙂