How often do you say thank you and really mean it? Dan and I have set ourselves the challenge of thinking of something every day to say thank you for. Doesn’t it sound easy? One thing every day.
Some mornings when we are thinking at breakfast about the previous day, there is a slow silence. Our thoughts are “what did we do yesterday?’ Or ‘yesterday was a tough day, I can’t think of anything”. But so far this year we have managed it and we have a weekly photo of what we are thankful for.
It can be so easy to think of things to be thankful for when life is going well. But it can be so hard when life is tough, when nothing seems to be going right and everywhere you look in the world, there is war, illness, and difficult relationships.
In 1 Thessalonians it says:
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5v18)
Sometimes we need to look at the small things: the smell of that first cup of coffee in the morning, the bus arriving at the bus stop just as you need it, and so on. The more we look, the more we see that we can be thankful - whatever the circumstances.