Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Holy Bible, New Living Translation
Try this every day for a month and see how much your disposition changes:
Every morning thank Jehovah. You can thank Him for the bed you have slept on while many in the world sleep on cold dirt.
You can thank Him for the adobe you are living in while many are living in plastic tents you would be put in jail if you let your dog sleep in it.
Thank Him for the security of your adobe while many are living in war zones where their next moment may be their last or if they are captured they will be tortured and murdered.
You can thank Him for the heart in your adobe while many are shivering with nothing but a blanket to keep them warm.
You can thank Him for the air conditioning while many are in such sweltering heat they can barely breathe.
You can thank Him for the clean water to shower in, drink and cook your food with while many have enough water to cook and drink only.
You can thank Him for the food in your adobe while many are digging their meals out of the garbage dump.
I have seen all of these things and get angered when listening to the whine puppies cry about how hard done they are in the first world countries.
May I suggest going and living in third world countries for three months and then see how grateful you are to be living in the lap of luxury in the industrialized world.
“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?'” — William A. Ward
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh ( God provides ) for all of Your wonderful daily provisions for me both great and small, for those I see and for those that are unknown to me. I praise You in the name of Your greatest gift to me Jesus Christ. Amen
May you be blessed with the gift of love, the gift of peace, the gift of joy. May you be blessed with numerous opportunities to share these gifts with others today.