Sometimes we have something
without truly knowing what we have.
Sometimes we hold something
without knowing completely what we hold.
Sometimes we are given something
without fully appreciating what we are given.
But that knowledge usually comes
when we realize what we have lost.
I hate to admit that I am often guilty of taking my blessings for granted and when that happens I become complacent.
It’s not enough to say “thank you” or even “I know I am blessed, BUT…”
Actually saying, “I know I am blessed” minus the “but” may be enough if we truly realize how valuable our blessings are.
In times of great struggle and pain I usually focus on my blessings and pray for more, but it is a shame that when things are going decently well I still have the nerve to complain…
I am grateful for my blessings, but I want to do more than just say thank you. I want to show that I am thankful by taking action.
I will cultivate my gifts and my blessings by working hard and challenging myself to be my very best.
I want to realize what I have while I can.