5 Minute Friday - Grateful
When I saw that the word for today was grateful I thought this was going to be easy. I can write for five minutes about gratitude, yet I find that I am drawing a blank. Maybe that's because I haven't had my morning coffee yet.
I do have so much to be grateful for; God has blessed me. So why do I sometimes find myself wishing for more? I think this is a dangerous place to live. If we aren't really thankful for what we have, we will live feeling discontent. And discontentment breeds jealousy, anger, and greed. Madam Blueberry from VeggieTales certainly had it right - a thankful heart is a happy heart.
I've said many times before that it's hard to have a "poor me" attitude when you are counting your blessings. We need to acknowledge the gifts God has given us and be truly grateful. He always provides. It may not be in the way or timing that we want, but He is faithful. And for that I am grateful.
Chunky Junk Jewelry. The contest runs today through 7:00 pm CST Thursday, July 14, and the winner will be announced Friday morning, July 15.
Chunky Junk is hand-made jewelry from Dehli, India and is a subsidiary of Lovoso, which stands for Love Orphans, Visit Orphans, Serve Orphans. Lovoso is a for-profit business that gives 50% of the net profits to social needs around the world. This includes orphanages, micro-finance projects, widow and single mother ministries and anywhere else there is a need.
I recently purchased some of this jewelry because not only are the pieces beautiful and unique, but my money goes to support this valuable ministry. Now here's the fun part -
You can win this necklace!!!
You have FOUR chances to win:
1.) Just leave a comment here and you are entered.
2.) Share this contest on Twitter or Facebook, then leave a comment here.
3.) "Like" the Chunky Junk Facebook page, then leave a comment here.
4.) "Like" the A Moment with God Facebook page and leave a comment here.
*Be sure to leave a separate comment for each item.*