If I were a Butterfly,
I'd thank You, Lord, for giving me wings,
And if I were a robin in a tree,
I'd thank You, Lord, that I could sing.
And if I were a fish in the sea,
I'd wiggle my tail and I'd giggle with glee;
But I just thank You Father,
for making me 'me'.
In the fast-paced modern life today, the demanding schedules and the hustle of daily routines, it is easy to overlook the thoughtful, caring acts of others and a word of gratitude to one another. The words 'thank you' is one of the easiest of all to apply but seldom people use it because the world demand that 'no time should be wasted'. 'What about your dreams... house, car, money and your popularity?’ the devil whispered to distract us from stopping to appreciate what we had. We often judge our life with what we don't have instead of what we already have.
Go ahead and achieve your dream, in fact you must have one. (I have a dozen of dreams) But take time today to stop, withdraw yourself to a silent place and list down what you already have - Family, friends, shelter, foods, clothes, shoes, computer, books, a good boss, supportive colleagues, pen, hand phone, hair gel, electricity... Life itself etc. Bob Harrison advices his readers, 'What you do not maintain and appreciate you will eventually lose." My mother due to her loving-caring heart said to me, "I'm sorry that we're not able to buy a car for you." In replied I said, "I have legs to walk and hands to work. You have done a greatest job the world by raising a handsome son like me. Thank you very much" That is easy, but we often forget.
Say thanks now, acknowledge the contributions of others and celebrate the success of others. If I were a Butterfly, I'd thank You, Lord, for giving me wings. But I am your creation, I'd thank You, Lord, for giving me life and making me 'me'. Above all, our gratitude is first belonging to our Creator.
For You gave me a heart,
for You gave me a smile,
You gave me Jesus
And You make me Your Child,
and I just thank You, Father.
for making me 'me'.
Question: What are you gratitude for today?