Are we grateful? Do we have a problem getting out of the poor me's?
You know, poor me, poor me another drink!
How can we turn our “Poor Me's” into and attitude of “Gratitude?
And why should we be grateful? Aren't there other people we know who have more things than we have? Aren't there other people who have better family relationships than we have? Aren't there other people in better jobs than we have? Aren't there other people with more money than we have? The list is really endless, we can go on and on about how much we should have this or that or how much better off we would be if we only had this relationship or that relationship. Really?
Better off? Better off than the guy in the hospital with a large brain tumor protruding from his head? Better off than the baby in the womb who's mother is about to allow someone kill? Better off than someone who has no legs, or nor arms, or no hands or no hearing or no eyesight? This list too can be endless.
When are we going to stop and smell the Roses? They are so beautiful. They smell so exquisite. They remind us of how we truly are: One day beautiful, and one day withering away, and one day gone from the earth.
Jesus Christ did not come down to earth and become a human being like us for nothing. He did it because He loves us. Take a second, take a moment, to look at Jesus on the Cross. His arms are open wide for a reason. He wants us to come to Him, to allow Him to hold us, to comfort us, to allow us to see life and eternity as He sees them. Let Jesus love you and He will make you grateful and content for what you have and don't have in this world and beyond.
When you see the Love of Jesus Christ manifested in all of His Glory, you will then be able to see and hear as He told His Disciples in the Gospel of Luke Chapter 10. “ Blessed are eyes that see what you see. For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.”
Then you can say; “Praise God thank You Jesus”.