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Be Grateful, Be Humble, and be Thankful

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Be Grateful, Be Humble, and be Thankful.

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. – Epicurus

At the dinner table every once and a while we have a bit of a round table discussion on being grateful.  We each say what we were grateful for that day.  During summer vacation I also had my son write in a journal three things from the day he was grateful for and why.

Seems obvious that we would be grateful for things in our daily lives, but sometimes we are so obsessed and focused on what we may or may not have accomplished, we forget the great things that day.

Uganda VillageHow lucky are we to have good drinking water, a roof over our heads, and food on the table?  Most of us who are using computers today reading blogs, articles, books, etc… are lucky enough to have the necessities to survive.

Worldwide, the number of hungry people has dropped significantly over the past two decades, but 842 million people continue to struggle with hunger every day. 1.2 billion people still live in extreme poverty — on less than $1.25 per day. Each year, 2.6 million children die as a result of hunger-related causes. – http://www.bread.org/hunger/global/

That alone should make each and every one of us feel extremely fortunate.  When I was in the Navy and traveled around the world one of the first things I noticed was how the rest of the world lives.  It was an eye opener and it made me feel guilty in a lot of respects.  How could I live with so much and want so much?

Most of us reading this are very lucky.  Just remember no matter what life throws at you to think about what you are grateful for.

Be grateful, be humble, and be thankful.  Remember to also thank those around you.

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