Philosophy of Thankfulness

As I mentioned in my Thanksgiving and Praise post, I have been thinking about a statement of thanksgiving.  This has been on my mind and heart for some time.  I couldn’t write this philosophy because of some life struggles over the past several years.  I wanted to be able to be honest about the difficulties, but I felt pulled to live a Pollyanna type life – only sharing the positives and ignoring the negatives.  However, I was struggling to deal with the negatives; ignoring them to “be thankful” wasn’t helping.  I know that complaining is sin.  I know that there are many things to be thankful for.  Yet I struggled.  So God kept teaching me about prayer. 

As I prayed through the negatives, God gave me peace about the truth.  The truth is that we will face difficult times.  The truth is that the difficult times hurt.  The stronger truth is that God is good.  Always good.  So my Philosophy of Thanksgiving looks at both sides.

My Philosophy of Thanksgiving is as follows:

“I will pray through each day, frequently giving praise and thanks to God.  I will seek opportunities to share my thankfulness with others. 

Because life is filled with challenges, I will be honest about the pain caused by difficulties.  Then I will remind myself of God’s goodness and ask Him to help me to honor Him through honesty and praise.”

I am not a spectacular writer – I won’t be selling any books.  I just want to use writing to express my thoughts and hopefully help someone know more of the truth of God.

God is so good.

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