Each month I’m blessed with an opportunity to reach our local community via the Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural Community News, a privelege they have generously extended and something I’m very grateful for.
In fact I’ve been quite surprised by the reach of this monthly rant with many commenting they regularly read this collection of my words.
So this month I wanted to thank the editors and team that take on this magazine each and every month distributing it free to our community.
It made me consider what a blessing they’ve offered, and that I should not lose sight of their generosity.
All too often it’s easy to fall into the trap of entitlement, a belief that it is my right to reach an audience, or my right to be included.
How often do we feel entitled? Feel that it is our right? Do we live with an attitide of gratitide or a sense of entitlement? That the world owes us.
Are we grateful for the blessings and the many gifts we have been given? It might be as simple as being thankful for our health, or our resource, maybe it’s thankful for our family, our friends.
All too often it’s not until we lose something that we are appreciative of the many blessings we’ve received.
The challenge is to live with an attitude of gratitude. To consider, even voice, the blessings we may take for granted.
Maybe it’s thanking your husband or wife for the many things they do, or for your kids making an extra effort at school. Maybe it’s as simple as saying thankyou to the local shopkeeper.
Will you take it on? Each day take on an attitude of gratitude and find something to be really thankful for and where possible share a word of positivity.
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)