Gratefulness creates Great-fullness

Wow! I can’t believe we are already at the end of another year. I feel like I blinked and the year is now almost over. While a time of reflection and review of 2015 can be a positive experience, our point of view can make it a negative one. Because we all know that with the conclusion of another year can come frustrations and disappointments from missed opportunities or failures.

So if you plan on reviewing 2015, my recommendation is that you do it from an attitude of contentment. The Bible tells us in 1 Timothy 6 that, “godliness with contentment is great gain,  for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.  But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.” 

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Another way to say it is Gratefulness creates Great-Fullness. If we keep in mind what scripture tells us as we reflect on 2015, we will be encouraged with our progress. A viewpoint of gratefulness (contentment) says any progress made, any blessings received, any amount of health, any amount of healthy family-time, any opportunities to bless others, and on-and-on we could go, was more than we deserve. A viewpoint of gratefulness recognizes that we came into this world with nothing, so in reality, anything we receive is, in fact, a gift.

Now we don’t have to compare our accomplishments, possessions, position, or talents with anyone else’s. We can remember that something is more than nothing, which nothing is everyone’s starting point. So as 2015 comes to an end, choose to be grateful, because when we show gratefulness we experience great-fullness!