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Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. I Thessalonians 5:18

Easier said than done, you would agree- to give thanks in all circumstances. We all have something to be thankful for; but honestly can we say we are thankful for everything? Paul instructs us we should be!

There  is an illustration I had read somewhere, where everyone was asked to  bundle up their problems and throw it in a basket; and later each person  was asked to take one bundle from the basket; interestingly most of  them walked away with their original bundle. What this tells us is that  what one might frown as "problem" is nothing compared to what someone  else is going through.

Once I fell down in an airport  elevator trying to handle two toddlers by myself. Got some scratches on  my foot and felt terrible about the situation. What my little daughter -  hardly four at that time - told me, made me to think. She said, "It's  okay Mommy! It could have been worse!"

How true! Since  then I have learnt to take things in the lighter sense which has helped  me remain grateful in most circumstances - if not all, which I am striving for.

As we get ready for our annual feast of  Thanksgiving let us learn to look at our problems from a different angle  today, from an outsider's perspective; see if it is not something to be grateful for after all?!

Let me remind you once again: Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. Amen!