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5 Reasons To Be Grateful

The 5 Things tag keeps surfacing on WordPress. I am not sure who first thought of it but I have always found it fun to do. I thought “Why not make it a weekly feature?”

If you participate in a post of your own please tag it #5things.

This week’s topic is :

5 Things I Am Grateful For:

My family

My family have always stood by me always and I value them all above everything else so I am very grateful that they are there for me.


Good health

There are some things that money cannot buy and good health is the most important of them. The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought this home to me more than ever.


Creature comforts

Electricity, running hot water, air conditioning, and so many other little comforts make our lives so much easier and more comfortable. We tend to take them for granted sometimes so it is good to give thanks for them.


A positive mindset

Wanting what you have rather than having what you want; seeing your cup as half full rather than half empty; basically having a positive mindset is something that I am very glad to have. Of course I do get discouraged and discontented when something bad happens but after sometime my “positive setting” asserts itself.


The Internet

Webinars, Zoom meetings and e-consultations have connected the world and made life so much easier. Video calls and social media platforms, education and entertainment, the wonders of the world wide web are countless. I am so grateful for this technological advancement especially these days when we are facing lockdowns of COVID 2.0.


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11 thoughts on “5 Reasons To Be Grateful

  1. Beautiful post here. I love that you are giving thanks. I also love the quote at the end: ” it is gratitude that brings happiness”. I think you have done well with this list, it is a beautiful list. I would suggest that you take this list to God in prayer and thank him for what he has done for you. As the year is coming to a close, it is good to thank God for all that he has done, and pray that 2021 would be a better year for everyone than 2020. When we thank God, he is motivated to do more for us.

    The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18
    “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”.

    God says in Jeremiah 29:11
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.

    God says in Isaiah 41:10
    “So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”.

    If you or anyone interested wants more information on how to connect with God, I have a post on it here:


    You can check out the blog post above. If the information is too overwhelming for you, then you can start slow and work your way up gradually. If you want to stay updated and you want more posts from me, you can follow my blog. I post about God, faith and Christian Spirituality. If you ever need to talk, then send me a message on the “Contact” section of my page.

    May God’s grace be with you, Amen. 🙂

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    1. According to my religion, Islam, God says the more you thank Me , the more I will give you/bless you with.

      I feel that our words as well as actions should be an embodiment of gratitude to our Maker.



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