I was talking to someone the other day about celebrating their upcoming birthday. They responded, “it’s just another day. Anything that I can do on this day, I can do on any day.” But a birthday is not JUST another day. It is ANOTHER BLESSING.
In fact, any day that we are all so fortunate enough to see and breathe life again here on this Earth should be considered another blessing. And we should learn to appreciate and celebrate those blessings. No, I’m not saying that we need to have a big party to celebrate each day as though it is our birthday. However, I am saying that we ought to take time to reflect and give reverence to God, thanking him for life.
I mean, in this last month along, we have heard all of the following incidents:
- Death of Aaron Hernandez
- Death of comedian Charlie Murphy
- The Facebook Live shooting of an elderly man and the subsequent suicide by the killer
- A man tragically falling to his death on Facebook live while running away from the cops
And that doesn’t even include all of the things that occur in our neighborhoods that often don’t make it to mainstream media. In this same past week, I, too, found myself almost in a severe car accident. Fortunately, I was alert enough to swerve from other cars and drive onto the median. I was blessed that I didn’t hit anyone or anything while trying to avoid getting into a wreck.
I was BLESSED.
And so are you. There’s a quote that says, “every day may not be good but there is good in every day”. Now I want you to re-read that quote.
Every day may not be good, but there IS GOoD in every day.”
Each day that you wake up, you ought to find something positive to thank God for. Stop sitting around saying today is just going to be another regular day because there are thousands of people who were not privileged to see this day. Stop taking your blessings for granted and learn to appreciate them.
Today, I am thankful for my life, my health, my loved ones and that God is continuing to grow me in my purpose. What are you thankful for on this blessed day?