Reasons to Be Grateful

Religion & Philosophy
By: nrichford    
04-Apr-2011

Introduction:You mother always told you to count your blessing and be grateful for the things you already have. You may not have taken her seriously then--but there are some reasons we should all be grateful, whether we feel like it or not.

  • 01

    Be Grateful to Be Alive

    If you are alive, you have a reason to be grateful. It doesn't matter if you believe God is your life force or if you believe life is random freak of nature. If you're alive, you should be grateful.

  • 02

    Be Grateful For Air to Breathe

    Being alive isn't worth much unless you have what it takes to stay alive. Be grateful for air to breathe to keep your body alive.

  • 03

    Be Grateful For Water

    Without water, is doesn't matter how much air there is to breathe, as your body will quickly dehydrate and cease to function. If you have water to drink--be grateful.

  • 04

    Be Grateful For Food

    It doesn't need to be mouth-watering pizza or crispy slices of bacon to fuel the body. Fruits and veggies are good, too. If you have food to eat and keep your body going, be grateful.

  • 05

    Be Grateful For Health

    By health, I don't mean perfect health and life free or aches and pains--although that is always desired. Whatever your physical condition, if your body continues to function to see you through another day--be grateful.




Final Thoughts

Grateful doesn't need to be about the big things in life, even though I would argue that air to breathe, water to drink and food to eat ARE the big things in life. Be grateful for what you have and stop worrying about everyone else.




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