“I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.”
Often life, and the pressures within life, seem to saturate our minds: bills, finances, responsibilities, studies, etc. As we can all recall in this journey of a life time, each season presents different challenges which draw and capture our attention and become the centre of our focus. It is easier to set life on what we want and need than to settle on what we have presently, which can leave us disappointed.
The Psalmist of the day commits himself to give thanks to God for the good things and deeds in his life. The unpurchaseable gift present is the breath of life which offers our earthly experiences. That truth in itself should be the driving focus of our attention which is the greatest asset given to us possible for all our pleasures.
Think about it: there are plenty of things to be so grateful for - the design of food, families (loved ones), creation around us - these are all pleasant gifts in life provided by God. Above all: life eternal provided by the Advent of Jesus Christ. That is something worthy of our attention and focus which will change our approach, outlook and experience of life to a more positive mood.
Give thanks to God for the good things in your life.
Think back over the last year: what made you most happy? Thank God for this.