Thinking and thanking are two words that belong together . . . Think about this! If you think enough about what you have, instead of complaining about what you don’t have; if you think enough about the good that has happened to you, instead of feeling sorry for yourself about all the ‘bad luck’ you have had, you will thank God for His goodness and mercy.

Couldn’t it be said that it’s not so much what happens to us, but how we react and respond? The trouble is that most of us don’t do enough positive thinking . . . We moan and groan about the bad things, and take the good things for granted . . . We complain that the cup is half empty, instead of thanking God that it is half full . . .

Years ago there was a popular ballad entitled: “Are You Glad You’re You?” It went something like this: “Every time you’re near a rose, aren’t you glad you’ve got a nose . . . When the meadow lark appears, aren’t you glad you’ve got two ears . . . And when the dawn is fresh with dew, aren’t you glad you’re you?”

We think this is a pretty good philosophy. What you do think? ……………