With all happiness I watched the children doing their thing, after all it was the Children’s Harvest. My eyes drifted to two pretty girls- set of twins, around the age of two and I became sad and filled with sorrow instantly. Their mother died 2years ago, a day after giving birth to them..Oh!! How lovely they looked. It dawned on me that those girls will never feel the special love of a mother, the care, and compassion.
Still in that thought, I looked at my younger sisters (set of twins too) and my mum,And then I was GRATEFUL.
The fact that I saw the small girls who had lost their mum and then my sisters who still had their mum got me thinking for a long time.
For LIFE, I’m grateful
For SHELTER, I’m grateful
For FOOD, I’m grateful
For FRIENDS, I’m grateful
For FAMILY, I’m grateful
For LAUGHTER, I’m grateful
For TEARS, I’m grateful too..
I could go on and on!!!
To be grateful is to recognise the LOVE of God in everything he has given us – and he has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of his love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immerse grace from him.
Gratitude takes nothing for granted, it is never irresponsible, it is constantly awakening to new wonder and to the praises of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience and that’s what makes all the difference. – THOMAS MERTON.
We should always cultivate the habit of being thankful for every good thing that has come to us and to give thanks continuously because all things have contributed to our advancement. Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayers.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives, it could be friends, teachers, course mates, co-workers, maids, drivers, it could be that little boy, that little girl who greets you with a very wide pretty smile every morning.
Marcel Proust said ” Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom”.
We should all have the spirit of gratitude, a simple “thank you” could do a lot.
In summary, “if the only prayer you said in your whole life was “thank you”, that would suffice” – Meister Eckhart.
Happy Midweek.. 🙂