“I think it is important to be thankful because there is so much we could be living without and we shouldn’t take what we have for granted.” -Joy Steed’s 19 year old daughter
What a great concept. To change the idea of thanking God for what we have I thought about it from the point of view “What if I lived without…”
- Clean water
- Taste buds
- The sound of laughter
- Available and readable Word of God
If I chose to actively remember I could be living without, how might my life be different? If I chose to take time to think of life without clean water would I not be more willing to give money to those who are indeed living without? What would a life without laughter be like? I think I might engage in it more myself and possibly tickle my children more and listen to the endless ridiculous knock-knock “jokes” of five-year olds. If I remembered some live without companionship might I actively pursue those relationships and relish time with friends and family deeper?
I think I might. In fact, I think I will.