Weekly Encouragement for October 13
“Love is… Taking time to be thankful to God for the blessing of simply being alive.”
What is the greatest blessing of your life? Think about that for a moment. Is it your health? Is it your family? Is it your possessions? Actually, all of these are dependent on one blessing, and are therefore inferior to it. You see, the greatest blessing of your life is simply being alive.
Never take for granted the enormity of the fact that you showed up on this planet and that you are still here. Your life itself is an absolute miracle. From your conception to your birth, from your entire personal history to your current moment, it is all a once-in-a-lifetime, once-in-eternity experience. No matter what you think of eternity, regardless of your belief in an afterlife, right now you are you, and you are here.
Therefore, it is the ultimate expression of love to not only be aware of the profoundness of the blessing, but to also be thankful for it. When you are tempted to ask God or the universe for something that you feel is lacking, take time first to be genuinely appreciative of the miracle of simply being.
(This is page 118 from the book “This Book is the Perfect Gift” by Kenneth James Kerr. Learn more about the book HERE)
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