[Today’s guest post is from Dan Rose. Dan is a dear friend and, as you will see, terribly thoughtful. Be sure to check him out on twitter too!]
What are you thankful for? This is the question that was posed.
Ever since the question was asked I have been thinking about it.
This is a question we ask around our kitchen table as opposed to the generic “God is good, God is great…”
How can you answer such a question with any kind of authenticity and keep the post relatively brief?
When I think about what I am thankful for I am amazed at all that I really ought to be thankful for, but I’m not. I am not thankful, at least not usually. I want to be one of those people that are constantly overwhelmed by gratitude.
I really do. But, I’m not.
Life is more complicated, it seems.
What am I thankful for?
I am thankful that there are people who are asking the question and forcing people like me to actually consider the question. I hear that question and the normal sorts of things that I ought to be thankful for pop into my head: friends, family, God, faith, love, relationships, provision, daily bread, grace, mercy, and the like.
My head tells me I am thankful for these things. My life tells me otherwise.
I don’t think I’m alone.
To answer the question, I ask another: If our lives don’t reflect gratitude are we really thankful?
[Here’s the link to all of the 31 Days of Thanksgiving posts.]