(Today, I'm blogging over at Life on a Hill.)
A week or so ago, I wrote a post for my personal blog about teaching my daughter (and myself) about thankfulness. At the conclusion of the post, I reflected:
"We can measure our days (and our lives) by the things we don't do, and the things we still want. Or, we can measure our days (and lives) by what we have done, the things we do have. The same set of circumstances, and 2 completely different attitudes. One attitude leading to gratitude, and the other leading to discontent."
"Measuring our days (and our lives) by what we have done and the things we do have can lead to gratitude...but can also lead to pride, independence and a tendency to be like the Pharisee in the Temple"
And he is right.
Because often, we skip right over the gratitude part, and go straight to the pride part. We measure our days by what we have done and forget that it is God who enabled us to do it. We measure our days by what we do have, and neglect to remember that it is all given by the generous hand of God... (Click here to read more at Life on a Hill...)