BECOMING THANKFUL

 Rejoice always,  pray without ceasing,  in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
 
 BECOMING THANKFUL

As a child I listened endlessly to Evie Tornquist sing on her album, “A Little Song of Joy for My Friends”.  One of the songs on this album is titled “The Good Things That You Got.” Right now I can’t help thinking about how much we complain about even the littlest things in our lives when there are so many people in the world who have so much less. People like the people in the Philippines who’ve lost it all from this Typhoon. People who’ve lost everything to tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, fires…. or even everyone due to deaths in families. At the moment I can’t imagine what it is like. I have had instances in my life that could bring me close to understanding, but still not quite. 

Every year I post as a Facebook status the lyrics to the chorus of this song but I think this year I will post the whole song right here. I hope it helps us think more about being thankful to God for what we do have and what we are given instead of complaining about what we don’t have. Or what we don’t get. Or….. 

Why Complain?
by Evie Tornquist


Why complain about your clothes and your shoes?
Why complain about your teacher and her rules?
Why complain when so many have no home?
Why complain when you have one of your own?

CHORUS:
Just be thankful for the good things that you got
Oh be thankful for the good things that you got
The good things that you got are for many just a dream
So be thankful for the good things that you got

Why complain about the way that you look?
Why complain about the scolding that you took?
Why complain when so many cannot run?
Why complain when you’re having so much fun?

CHORUS:
Just be thankful for the good things that you got
Oh be thankful for the good things that you got
The good things that you got are for many just a dream
So be thankful for the good things that you got

Just be thankful for the good things that you got
Oh be thankful for the good things that you got
The good things that you got are for many just a dream
So be thankful for the good things that you got




© Heart Thoughts, Marcie Bridges, 2013

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3 thoughts on “BECOMING THANKFUL

  1. Hi Marcie! I have a print of this little girl in my guest bedroom! I love it.

    Your post is timely for me. I was pretty upset about our present circumstances this weekend. I'm getting over it, but it took time. The storm in the Philippines really does put things in perspective. And the challenge to faith. My faith won't grow without the fire, so I'll be thankful for the furnace.

    Have a good Wednesday!
    Ceil

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