How to be thankful for what you have

How to be Thankful for What You Have

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How to be thankful for what you have. In a world where nothing is enough and everything must be rush rush, taking time to slow down and be thankful is a sanity changer. Are you ready to accept a challenge?

How to Feel Grateful

Instead of letting our thoughts run away with us let’s purposely decided to focus and control them by not letting destructive thoughts in and only allowing positive thoughts to fill our minds.

God tells us clearly what He wants us to think on… 

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8

Speaking life and scripture over ourselves, husbands, children, marriages, family, friends, and ministry is a game changer. 

Count Your Blessings Bible Verse

I believe the spoken word is important. Speaking blessings and scripture over ourselves is wonderful. The bible says Jesus is the Word. John 1:1 & 14.

There is power in our words! The words we speak are only just a glimpse of what is inside of us. Will we reveal our deepest gratitude for what God has given us and delivered us from or will we show that our hearts and thoughts are trapped in a prison of bitterness, selfishness and hate? Read Proverbs 18:2.

The Bible tells us that every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

Every good thing in your life is from God. From the smallest of things like you woke up this morning and had coffee to the largest of blessings like your family got to go on vacation this year. All from God!

How to Be Grateful in Hard Times

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:1-4

Memorize Psalm 23:1-4, It is a great reminder that God walks with us and is always there to take care of us and our needs. He works all things out for our good according to His will.

My challenge to you is to count your blessings today! That’s one way you become thankful for what you have.

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8

Be thankful for the small things in life. Can you speak out and remind yourself of 100 blessings today? Click To Tweet

How To Be Grateful For What You Have

What are your daily blessings? Here are some of mine.

God woke me up this morning
It’s a beautiful sun shiny morning
I have a coffee maker
I have coffee in my cup
My kids are still sleeping so I have a moment to write this blog post
I can read my bible without fear of being arrested
I can pray to our Lord without fear of being arrested
I have a roof over my head
I have food in my pantry
I have clothes for the kids and I to wear
My car runs
I have family
I have friends
They pray for me
I get to homeschool my kiddos.
I have running water
I have electricity
I am not behind on any bills
We got to attend kids camp last week
We were blessed with the money to go
I rode the zip line
I rode the red neck water slide
I got to witness kids cry out to God like never before
I have a washing machine and dryer to wash the nasty camp clothes
I got to experience camp with a good friend
I have a great church family
My Pastors are kinda awesome
I enjoyed church yesterday
I got to hear to powerful testimony
I’m able to serve God
My grass is cut
I have two watch dogs
I don’t have to drive out in traffic today
I have eyes to see
I have legs to walk
I have ears to hear
I am in good health
I have a little fire place in my living room which I love during the winter
My sister and her family are visiting
I have wonderful parents
We have gone several times out on their boat this summer
We had a great time with family for the 4th of July
I  have a good support team
I get to host a bible study/devotion
I can read
I get to be at home raising my kids
God loves me
I have His grace
I have His mercy
He works through me
The list goes on………

Be Grateful for What You Have

Let’s keep this going! Take the Count Your Blessings Challenge and share it with all your friends. Join my Facebook Group and share your list. 

Let’s choose to think positive, be content and grateful – just like God calls us to do – and not let destructive thoughts in our day.  

Be grateful for what you have!

Thank you for being here with me!



How to be Thankful for what you have

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33 thoughts on “How to be Thankful for What You Have”

  1. Starla, What a wonderful list of blessings. I had to visit . . . my site is Counting My Blessings, so I couldn't resist. I started it to hold myself accountable to remaining grateful even when my circumstances aren't fun.

  2. Great list. Life is much happier when you go through it grateful. I am always grateful to my two sisters!

  3. Counting blessings is SO important! One of my favorite quotes is, "You are only happy as you are grateful." Thanks for the reminder! Love your list and the simple things on it we take for granted!

  4. What a beautiful post. I am thankful for my preemie daughter. She was born weighing one pound, eight ounces. Today, she is 18 months old and a whopping 18 pounds! I am thankful for the doctors and nurses who took care of her in the NICU — and for the therapists who help us with feeding, nutrition, speech, and occupational therapy. I feel blessed that Emily is walking and starting to use jargon. Today, she even mimicked feeding one of her baby dolls. Thank you for encouraging me to reflect on the blessings of life!!! Being thankful is a great feeling! -Michelle at Preemie Blessings

  5. Loved this! I loved how some of the things you might complain about (nasty camp clothes lol! That is how we roll around here too!) were blessings because we can take care of them! And yes, I am so thankful for my washing machine too! I have been insanely busy lately especially since my foster daughter just had surgery this morning and I'm exhausted, but really you so are right that I should be focusing on all the good. I am so thankful that I have my foster daughter right now and that we were able to get her taken care of today so she is now hearing as she should be 🙂 My husband was able to stay home with our boys so I didn't have to drag them all with me and wait for her with the three of them at the surgery center- a huge blessing! If nothing else, these are good reasons to be tired! Thanks so much for linking up- I needed the reminder!
    -S.L. Payne from

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