A long, long time ago, when I was a preschool teacher, a speaker came to give a talk to us. She asked what quality was the most important, such as friendly, peaceful, etc…
I said being thankful is most important.
After all, if you are thankful for what you have or for what you receive, the rest falls into place. You are peaceful, grateful, content.
Being thankful is a lost art in today’s world. Greed, the love of money, selfishness all shines in and through the lives of those around us. From the richest of rich to the poorest of poor, we all want more.
Please know I am not excluding myself from this. As I have stated in the past, we used to live in a small (and I mean small) former one room schoolhouse with 3, then 4 children. All I could imagine was more space.
Thankfully, we found a home to move into. A nice, large home that needed a few cosmetic changes. Well, wouldn’t you know, I have a hard time remembering my little house and “all I needed was more space”. Now I want new cabinets, carpet for the basement, a new counter top.
I thought I would be happy with just more space. Now I want more.
Don’t get me wrong, improving your home is a fine thing to do. It is when
you I forget to be thankful for what we I have.
I have four blessings that I love. I am rather fond of my husband too.
Yes, it is hard when the “world” has more. Yes, it is hard when something in your life doesn’t seem fair. Being thankful daily a must. Try to ignore the headlines, ignore the neighbor’s shiny new car, ignore other children’s new clothes. Look at what YOU have and choose to be thankful. Being happy is a choice. Being thankful is a choice. Simple as that.
Don’t get sucked into the world’s bitterness or the world’s unthankfulness. Don’t let yourself start to doubt if your husband is good enough or if someone else’s children are better than yours. Be content and work to make your situation better. You CAN. Giving thanks in an unthankful world is not easy. However, you will have peace and contentment when you do. You CAN.
Be a model for your children.
Stop and think of something everyday you are thankful for.
My family and I wish you the happiest of Thanksgivings. Thank YOU for being a reader at Baking With Mom. Thank YOU for your comments, shares and retweets.
I love my mom job and I love my blog job. Thank you.