We are abundantly blessed. We have our freedom. We have family, friends, food and a home. Access to education and healthcare. We can worship without persecution. We have 1000s of cable channels and can wirelessly stream movies to our phones. To our phones, people. We’re blessed. So when our son starts in on how he has nothing to do, nothing is good enough, that he is bored and frustrated and mad and wah wah wah I lose it. I send him to his room and tell him he can’t come out until he lists all for which he is grateful. This is what he came up with and it’s pretty good. So as we are heading into this season of Thanksgiving I thought I would share. And challenge each of you to stop for a moment during all of the busy and think about your blessings. They’re all around us.
So here it is, an 8 year old’s list of gratitude:
I made the top three! Sorry, Dad. And God. Better luck next time.