Sometimes there’s that temptation for you to become grumpy and unappreciative when the things you ask for aren’t happening. As much as you know and even understand the concept of thanksgiving, it’s like there are those exclusive times that get you to react in an opposite direction. Don’t feel bad.
 Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always);1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (AMP)
 Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly];
 Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].
There’s something I learnt recently about not reacting based on troubling situations I find myself in at different times in life, instead I distract myself from that moment and think of the positive things only.
It definitely hasn’t been easy, and I haven’t been a hundred percent in working with this new knowledge, but I keep doing my best. How intentional are you about giving thanks?
 [A Psalm] of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, [bless] His holy name!Psalm 103:1-2 (NKJV)
 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:
The current economic situation in our clime isn’t encouraging, and the happenings in different parts of the country is a lot to ponder upon, still, Thanksgiving is a critical tool for you and I in this season.
Be grateful for life! Be grateful for the gift of family and friends. You think it’s a norm that people love and care about you? No, it’s not. It’s a gift, not something deserved.
Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle.James 1:17 (MSG)
A popular song goes, “Count your blessings, name them one by one. Count your blessings, see what God has done…It’ll surprise you what the Lord has done.”
It’s the first day of the second half of the year, count your blessings in the first half, don’t stay quiet about them. Show God gratitude!
Happy new July!