There are a lot of reasons right now to be upset. We don’t have to go through the list. But there are even more reasons to be grateful, even now. Shall we get that list started?

The dinner you ate last night.

The guy who drove all night to get your food to the grocery store.

More time at home with your family.

The nurse who helped save three lives last week.

Your phone still works.

Your mental capacities and intellect are still sharp.

Your spouse’s kiss.

Your daughter’s smile.

Your dog still loves you.

The trees and flowers are blooming.

So many places deliver stuff right to your door.

God loves you.

Your sins are paid for by Jesus.

You can live forever.

God is with you always.

You are accepted and cherished by the one who made you.

Nothing you do and nothing you’ve done is bad enough that God hasn’t already forgiven.

Heaven’s going to be amazing.

No matter what, God loves you. He really, really loves you.

That’s some good stuff! Where does that all come from? “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights” (James 1:17).

What would you add to the list?

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