5 Things To Remember When It Seems God Has Forgotten About You

thankful woman It’s easy to begin feeling you are somehow lacking because you haven’t achieved the success or fortune of others, especially when we are constantly bombarded with stories about the rich and famous on reality shows, in magazines, and everyday life. These stories are everywhere and they all glamorize the luxury lifestyle. It can be easy to feel less blessed or  as if God has forgotten about you when you barely have enough to make ends meet. When you’re in a bad mood or going through a rough time, the last thing on your mind is about being thankful. However being able to give thanks when times are hard is important. The next time you’re feeling less than thankful, use these helpful tips to get back on track and start giving thanks:

Keep a Gratitude Journal

Reminding yourself what you have to be grateful for and recording your gratefulness each day helps to cement how thankful you are. It doesn’t matter how difficult your life is at the moment, there is always something to be thankful for, some shining light of gratitude.

It Could Be Worse

Whenever myself or my brothers didn’t want to eat our food, My mom would always say ” Be thankful for that food on your plate. There are people in this world who are starving with nothing to eat… Eating out of trash cans!”. I don’t know about you, but after hearing this suddenly, those veggies didn’t taste so bad. The same thing can apply to adult life. Think of how much worse it could be and suddenly you’re thankful for what you have. Be thankful for the blessings you do have in life. If you’re struggling with naming those blessings, it can be beneficial to go back to what you’ve written in your gratitude journal previously.

Do Good for Others

Helping others that are in need is a great way to help you feel thankful for the opportunities you have in life. Providing humanitarian efforts is a great morale booster and will bring positivity to your life.

You don’t “have” to. You “get” to

You get to wake up early for work. You get to make another sales call for your business. You get to work out today. You get to write an article. You get to make dinner for your family. You get to go to your son’s game. I think it’s important to remind yourself that the things you do each day are not burdens, they are opportunities. So often, the things we view as work are actually the reward.

You’re Alive For a Reason!

Enjoy the outside world. Soak up the world around you. Appreciate the air, the trees and the beautiful sun. If you’re having a long day, appreciating the smaller things in life. Being one with nature will humble you. While you may not be thankful, you should give thanks to God for blessing your life in a number of ways and for providing you with the vitals to keep on keeping on. You’re alive, and with that being said…. Things can get better! People with a strong sense of gratitude, love and appreciation don’t necessarily have more than others; they aren’t “more blessed” They simply recognize and see the potential in their lives. People who cultivate thankfulness are generally happier and healthier than people who don’t.

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  1. I didn’t bother to verify this as I know some muslim pandering lib will!

    Vladimir Putin’s SHORTEST SPEECH

    This is one time our elected leaders should pay attention to the advice of Vladimir Putin…. How scary is that?

    On August 04, 2013, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, addressed the Duma, (Russian Parliament), and gave a speech about the tensions with minorities in Russia :

    “In Russia live like Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia , to work and eat in Russia , should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, and live the life of Muslim’s then we advise them to go to those places where that’s the state law. Russia does not need Muslim minorities. Minorities need Russia , and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell ‘discrimination’. We will not tolerate disrespect of our Russian culture. We had better learn from the suicides of America , England , Holland and France , if we are to survive as a nation. The Muslims are taking over those countries and they will not take over Russia .. The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of Sharia Law and Muslims. When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the Russian national interest first, observing that the Muslims Minorities Are Not Russians.

    The politicians in the Duma gave Putin a five minute standing ovation.

    If you keep this to yourself, you are part of the problem!

    It is a sad day when a Communist makes more sense than our President Barack Hussein Obama…….. but here it is!!!!

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  7. Please advice ..I have a friend who also works in the same company as I work though of a junior status. We are of about the same age though different backgrounds/social status. We like each other a lot and enjoy each others company. She is catholic and church going but not born again while am born again Pentecostal. The problem is our friendship seems so superficial…I have tried all I can to get the relationship deeper but my friend seems so distant and aloof. should I severe the relationship or just hang on.

    • Pat, why don’t you talk to her about that? Tell her, that you’d really like to have a deeper friendship with her. I think that your different religious views shouldn’t be a “dealbreaker” in your friendship. As long as you respect and accept eachothers different opinions you can even discuss it and learn from eachother. Personally, I would try to have an open conversation about your friendship in general! I hope that helps! x

  8. God, I thank you for this day! I work in the Healthcare industry and it is easy to get distracted from joyfulness. But when I think of how other people get through life, with lack of health and lack of strength …My feelings will have to line up with the WORD…we walk by faith NOT FEELINGS. God bless your day.

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