Last November, I shared 14 images with Bible verses about thankfulness and gratitude. People told me they shared them, printed them, and posted them. Two years ago, I challenged you to five minutes a day of thankfulness. This year, I’m combining the two and adding an extra week’s worth of images!
NOTE: I have included the first seven images at the bottom of this post. However, I will also be sharing one each day on my Facebook Page. Certainly the easiest way to share them is to like my page and share them right from your news feed.
Frequently, it’s difficult to be thankful. In fact, it is pretty easy to find reasons to not be thankful.
We should all take this thankfulness challenge not because we want to do it. We should take the challenge because we need to do it. That’s why I’m doing it.
When I look at much of what’s happening around me, I don’t feel thankful. There are many, many things that are not “thankfulness-worthy.” And not just small things. Big, important, really hard things as well.
- Friends whose newborn is still in the hospital…after four months.
- Continued racial tension around our country…and the world.
- A good friend who recently lost his job…after two decades with the company.
- Two presidential candidates that have forced me to apologize to my own kids for leaders I don’t want them to be like.
I want to complain. I want to whine. I want to gripe. I don’t want to be thankful.