I have a friend who is my ultimate example in the “giving thanks” department since she consistently expresses a grateful, thankful heart no matter what she is experiencing.
Since we have been friends for over thirty years, I’ve watched her react to good times…bad times…and everything in between times.
I also remember that she passed her habit of expressing a grateful spirit to her children…and it showed. My friend’s five children remain to this day some of the most thankful young adults I know. And it still shows.
As I sit reflecting upon how my friend has influenced my life, I recognize that she has taught me many lessons that have challenged my thinking, challenged my way of living, and challenged my default response mode.
Out of everything I’ve learned from her…the supreme lesson of all has been to give thanks in everything…
“Give thanks in all circumstances…” 1 Thessalonians…
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