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Nov 24, 2021

The lack of gratitude in our world can be contagious. It’s kind of like a negative “pay it forward.”


How did we get to this place? 


Are we too prideful to thank each other, or even to thank God? Too busy? Too self-absorbed, maybe?


As believers, we know life is a rich blessing from God. The clearest path to becoming a person of gratitude is to choose it. If we don’t choose gratitude, we choose ingratitude.


Psalm 107:1 says, “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!”


Yes, we’re busy. Yes, life gets us down in legitimate ways. But research proves being intentional about gratitude on a consistent basis, can bring positive benefits to almost every area of our lives.


Realizing we’re too negative is a great first step, but keep going by actively counting and considering your blessings each day. Before long, you’ll be amazed how little you think about what you don’t have. You’ll be too busy enjoying what you do have!


Let’s pray.


Lord, you never leave us. And along the way, you bless us with big and small acts of kindness and mercy. Thank you for the grace in our lives! Amen.