There is a saying in Nigeria that if you look carefully within or around you, you will definitely find something to be thankful for.
In other words, everyone has one reason or another to feel some sense of gratitude.
Look within you or around you. Look back over the course of your life… l believe you should find some reasons to be grateful.
I dare say that it would not be correct for you to say there is nothing about you to be grateful for. So please don’t even go there…
Recently on my Facebook page, I asked this simple question:
The responses I received to that question are what I present to you in this post, with the hope that you too will join in the conservation aimed at identifying the things you are most grateful for in your life.
Interestingly, I didn’t have this post in mind when I asked that question. But as I examined the feedback I received, I began to feel the need to use them as basis to write this post.
The following points are the feedback I received from 4 respondents as the things they are grateful for:
1. My salvation. My parents for being there in my formative years. And many other things;
2. For God’s elaborate salvation plan that included me.
3. My salvation, and other priceless gifts too numerous to mention!
4. The legacy bequeathed me by my dad and mom.
All the responses came from very mature people (all of them over 50 years of age each). I would take that to mean that they know what they were talking about.
From the responses of these friends on Facebook, I was able to see that there are majorly two things they are grateful for:
1. For the salvation they have;
2. For the roles their parents played in their lives.
If necessary, I will explore this two reasons in subsequent blog posts. But here, let us just continue the conversation by having you identify what you are grateful for in life.
See also: What is your greatest joy in life?
Are you ready? Let me set the ball rolling.
Just like the above respondents, I am grateful to God for the salvation of my soul. But I’m more grateful that it happened early enough in life for me.
I gave my heart to God before my fourtheenth birthday. This has helped me in so many ways…
It helped me to form my values based on the word of God, shapened and steered my character – as a teenager then – in the right directions.
With my heart already dedicated to God, I found it easier to overcome peer pressure and other teenage vices that would have certainly led me in the wrong direction in life – away from God.
The core values that were instilled in me at that stage of life, have continually proved very useful in my adult life. For that I’m very grateful.
Let me not make this post about me only. It should be about all of us. So permit me to ask you the same question:
Looking back over your life these past years, what are the things you are most grateful for?
Kindly provide your answer in the comment section and thank you in advance for participating.
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