Thanksgiving No. 2

If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get. (Frank A. Clark, 19th-20th century congressman)

For many people emotions are a constant up-and-down experience. Their feelings are most often based on what happens to them or how other people treat them. That makes life pretty hard to balance. Others, who recognize that everything they are and have are gifts from God, enjoy a more stable emotional life, accepting both the good and not-so-good as opportunities to grow.

What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift? (1 Corinthians 4:7)