We all make New Year resolutions we don’t manage to keep. But I’ve been doing this one for a number of years and it is not difficult. I find about three things a day for which to thank God. They don’t have to be earth shattering, just a cause for thankfulness.
Examples from last December include – 6th able to prayer with someone in hospital, 10th hearing the birds singing before the rain, 14th beautiful morning sky, 21st a surprise gift of an amaryllis, 29th meeting a neighbour I hadn’t seen for a while.
Then there are the great big reasons for being thankful to God, which of course are not so frequent – a clear medical report, a safe journey in treacherous weather or having enough money to pay a large bill.
As the Bible says In all things give thanks.