Are you a pessimist or an optimist?
Are we thankful no matter what? Even when we are going through difficult times? Perhaps things have been pretty dim looking lately; perhaps you have lost your job recently, as the economy has continued to struggle. Or you may have lost your health, or a loved one. Maybe you’ve lost everything. Such circumstances can be tremendously difficult. But even so, if we look hard enough, we could all find something to be thankful for.
Just ask one of our street friends.
Recently, one of our outreach volunteers wrote, “Met Tim with green hair and printed animal glasses, he was repairing the zipper on his leather jacket with dental floss. One of the things he said was, ‘some people see their cups as ½ empty, some as ½ full – I’m just thankful to have a cup!’ He is currently homeless, sleeping on the streets.” We could all take a cue from Tim.
“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV)