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BE THANKFUL

by Juana Freedom

Belated Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers.  This month of October marks the 4th quarter of 2020.  One the most unforgettable year of everyone’s life. Nevertheless, there are still lots to be thankful for despite all the challenges we faced this year. Let’s find out some factors that can contribute to why we should be thankful.

TIME - This is the most important element in our lives.  We have to be thankful for the time that we are given day by day to live a life full of beautiful and sometimes ugly memories.  We have to make better use of our time while we are around the people we love because we never know when we will run out of time.  Each day is a new day and learn to unload yourself with anything that is bothering you.  Don’t carry ugly memories around, time is so precious that we should always look forward to good times with people around you.

H – Humility is to think less of yourself and not to think less of others.  Just like being a parent is a very humble job where the mother and father think of their children’s welfare on top of everything else.  When one of the children gets sick, one of the parents will take a leave from work just to personally attend to their sick child.  In return, the children should stay humble to their parents.  They should be thankful for having the guidance, love, care and attention given to them by their parent especially the mother who carried her in her womb for 9 months. Parenting is a lifetime and a humble job.

A – ACCEPTANCE of oneself and others is something that we have to learn by heart.  When everything is in harmony around you then positive energy flows thru. Thus, we have to be thankful with gaining peace by accepting what was, what is and what will be.  Learn to accept what you have and not to be jealous of others for jealousy is a poison that will destroy your peace.

As in Ephesians 1.11 “In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will”

N – Noticeable to others because of the good things you do is something that you can be thankful and proud of yourself. Being worthy or deserving of notice or attention is not for everyone so if others are giving you this kind of treatment then you deserve it.  Continue to do good deeds and give a helping hand to those who needs your help so that you will be noteworthy to people around you.

Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the LORD, knowing that in the LORD your labor is not in vain.

K – Kindness is a very admirable trait that can fill your life with love.  Yet sometimes your kindness can be abused by other so remember not to tolerate such abuse.  For people who practice kindness with compassion, you will never know the good karma that will go your way.  We have to be thankful to people around us who have been kind and compassionate to us.

As in Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

F – Family is the most important unit in our society.  We have to be thankful for having a family who will be there for you thru thick and thin.  Sometimes they get into arguments and misunderstanding but in the end everything will go well.

John 4:20

“Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen

U – UNITY is makes the world a happy place to live in.  When a family is united everyone is in harmony.  And when there is harmony, there is love. And when love overflows everything will be peaceful and happiness surrounds us.  So we have to be thankful to everyone for living in unity to spread positivity in our lives.  We also have to remember that unity should also start from within our homes with our family members.

Ephesians 4:3-6

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

L – Love for self but not to the point of being selfish. We have to be thankful for all the people around us who shower us with their love.  Feeling love and to love others whether as a friend or family is something that is important to us as human beings.  We cannot keep on hating others because hatred has no place in this world.

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”









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