Do you realise we are inherently ungrateful? That I think is a key contributor to our being unhappy or feeling like failures in many cases. I don’t know about you, but I find myself  grumbling (to myself) from time to time about the things I do not have in my life. On some occasions, it is that I do not have a husband; on others, it is that my friends are far away or have their own families and so I have no one to hang out with on a weekend. Sounds familiar?

God has been reminding me these days, however, to be appreciative of those things or people that I do have in my life, and when I really started to think hard about it, the truth is I have so much to be thankful for. Not least among these are my fantastic family that lives relatively close to me and many  more friends (although many live in other countries) than I can keep up with. I have a lot of love in my life and I  have a life I love. It seems like I have nothing to complain about, truth be told. Maybe you don’t either.

I hope this year, you will always look at the positive side, i.e., at the things that are going right, and for which you ought to be grateful. It is easy to get trapped into an attitude of wanting more and wanting what others have, but if we look at our lives through eyes of gratitude, it is then we realise that in fact, God has given us everything we need.

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  -Philippians 4:11


Daughter of the King



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