I haven't done this for a while.
Yesterday, in our Sunday School class, we talked about thankfulness. It's easy to be thankful when we're reminded to do so a la an aptly named holiday. It's quite another to be thankful every day.
I'm guilty of this.
Some days just seem really hard around here. It's easy to get mired down in the little struggles of every day and forget that in those struggles, there are blessings.
We talked about how to teach our children about thankfulness. We talked about the habit of thankfulness and how it improves your life in general -- bringing a peace and happiness that trickles over into every aspect of life, including physical and mental well-being. Even when things are hard.
I Thesalonians 5:16-18 says: "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
Joy and thankfulness can be discovered in even the worst situations. The trick is being open to finding it.
And being thankful for the little things that make all life's struggles worth it.
Today, I am happy for yesterday's Sunday School class.