It is good to give honor where honor is due. All too often we wait until someone has passed from their mortal flesh or are nearing the end of their life to express gratitude and acknowledge them. What if we were more generous with our thanks and recognition along the way ... for the little and the great. Are we keeping our eyes open for those kinds of moments instead of the ones that we complain and grumble about? We can be quick to be snarky about annoyances, but are we giving shout outs just as freely? I have a feeling we would have a healthier and happier community if we moved in that direction.
As a Christian, I want to be the same way with my God. It doesn't take me long to cry out a request when I am in need, pain, disappointed, etc... but am I acknowledging the beauty, the progress and the good things just as much... ? I have found that when I start focusing on what I am thankful for, things change. Last night while doing this thankful thing, I started to have moments come to mind that had seemed like insurmountable boundaries for me emotionally/physically, etc... and I began to give thanks that I am on the other side... and then found hope arise within me. Wow.
Who has done something meaningful in your life recently (or in the past)? Have you told them? What has God done in your life that you haven't remembered to thank him for? Let's share our thanks and celebrate life along the way!