Monday, July 11, 2011

Thought for the Day

I'm not overly religious, but I thought I'd share something with you that has been annoying me for quite some time.  It seems as though the "entitlement" attitude has even begun to infiltrate our prayers.  How 'bout, next time you pray...Thank God for the good in your life instead of asking for something more?

I think it's high time we do more THANKING for what we already have and less ASKING for what we want.

Just think about it - when was the last time you saw a prayer request that simply said, "let's be thankful for what we have"?

*stepping off soapbox*

No, I don't know where it came from, but it's been bugging the hell out of me for months.


Beth Zimmerman said...

This made me laugh ... I may be what some would define as "overly religious" though my intent is to simply be a follower of Jesus and lover of people ... but I agree with you! 100% and then some!

Mrs Mom said...

And that is exactly what we do every single night when I tuck in the Locust Brothers.

want want want.. me me me... gets pretty dang tiring to hear day in and day out. Trying to teach the boys better ways to express themselves and live their lives.

Mr. Daddy said...

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
Henry David Thoreau

Great post G.D. I really think you are starting to see....:o)

"For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible"

Aunt Crazy said...

The hardest part of life is wanting what we have instead of wanting what we don't have.

The Minute Man's Wife said...

I'm not deeply religious either, but I think what you're talking about here is more of a way of life.

For instance, The Restaurant Manager was just talking about how his job isn't exactly his dream job but he is grateful that he is not in the 9.2 unemployed percentile.

A positive outlook is priceless.

Great rant!

Rachel said...

Like this.

And trying to live this.

And somehow cancer helps.