Being happy doesn’t mean you have it all. It simply means you’re thankful for all you have. You may be thinking, ‘There’s not a lot to be happy about right now’.
You may feel that you are “stuck” at home, that you can’t be around your family and friends, that you have the worst cabin fever you’ve ever had…and on and on.
I’ve never had anything given to me. I’ve had to work for everything I have. Every little thing. And I am thankful for it all. I am thankful for everyone and everything I have in my life.
We all go through hard times. We all have times when we want more out of life. We should always strive to achieve what we want out of life. We all should have dreams and work hard to make them happen.
But don’t forget to be thankful for what you have. Right now. Because, more likely than not, you have a lot to be thankful for.
I received an email from one of our followers. It was basically a praise email with a little twist. Four weeks ago, her husband had tested positive for the Coronavirus.
But she said that she made a conscious decision to not write me about his illness. Instead, she wrote to me and asked me for prayer for her husband. In her email, she asked for physical healing for a loved one.
I remembered the email because I had stopped right then to pray for her loved one. So, this second email was to tell me that he had tested positive for the virus and to let me know that he was now completely healed.
She said that even though she had been so scared, she had chosen to ask for prayer from everyone she could think of and she immediately started praising and thanking God for his healing.
She said that even though she had a lot to be unhappy about, she chose to be happy to have people who could pray for him. They self-quarantined and he has now tested negative.
I pray to be like her. Even in her darkest hour, she was thankful for prayer.
Blessings of love and gratitude from Sterrett, Alabama!
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