5 Things I’m Grateful For

May 17, 2012

When you feel down and like you just can’t keep going, stop, take a deep breath, and look around.

Sure, it can be hard to see the forest in spite of the trees, but we need to remember there is an ebb and flow to life and this too shall pass.

Challenges will make us stronger, let’s see them as an opportunity to learn.

When I’m struggling to see the bigger picture, it helps to remind myself of things I’m grateful for.

Here are 5 of them:

1. My health and the health of my family

2. My business has already grown by 20% this month

3. A recent tax refund

4. Good books that I can learn from

5. The support and friendships of those around me

Question: What are 5 things you are grateful for?

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  • Reply Joe Lalonde May 17, 2012 at 6:15 am

    It’s always a great thing to reflect on what we’re grateful for. I recently wrote a blog post on why we should be grateful.

    Here are five things I’m grateful for:

    1. My wife
    2. A great community of friends and fellow bloggers
    3. The chance to share what I know
    4. A savior that lived and died for me
    5. A wonderful family and extended family that loves me.

  • Reply Ann Musico May 17, 2012 at 6:41 am

    My Lord Jesus; my health and my family’s health, my wonderful family, the ability to work, every day He gives me to live and learn!

  • Reply Jennifer Bertoldo May 17, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Great post!
    1) Jesus (for never giving up on me!!!)
    2) My husband who is my best friend
    3) My family, for always being there for me
    4) The “simple life” and simple pleasures of the great outdoors (trees, birds, wildlife, flowers)
    5) My health and the health of my family

    • Reply Michael Good May 17, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks for sharing, Jennifer! Yeah, I’d be toast without number 1.

      I like number 4 too, if I slow down enough to notice. 🙂

  • Reply Thomas Mason May 17, 2012 at 10:53 am

    1) My family
    2) Having jobs
    3) Online connections with great thinkers
    4) A growing relationship with God
    5) The ability to write well

    • Reply Michael Good May 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      It’s interesting how something so important like family is often taken for granted into it’s gone. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Michael Wright May 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

    1) A wife who is still madly in love with me.
    2) A daughter who greatly adores me.
    3) A boss who is super understanding when I need to be flexible with my time.
    4) My health and well being.
    5) God who helps remind me of how thankful I should be everyday.

    • Reply Michael Good May 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      I love number 1, Michael… and number 2! It’s evident through your posts that that feeling is mutual.

  • Reply Ryan Ash May 23, 2012 at 9:50 am

    1. A loving savior who loved me so much that He died in my place.
    2. I wife that is way more wonderful than I ever deserved.
    3. An awesome son that brings an unspeakable amount of joy into our lives.
    4. The ability to work to support my family.
    5. Encouraging friends like you all that keep me going.

    • Reply Michael Good May 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      Great list, Ryan! I love that you said #4. You’ve been working a TON and it’d be easy to be bitter about your job situation. Love the perspective!

      • Reply Ryan Ash June 13, 2012 at 3:40 pm

        Thanks, Michael. I just have to remind myself of how blessed I really am. There are a lot of men that have it worse than I!

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