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#Firstworldproblems – a Reflection on Gratitude

Hi guys!

I was watching some of Elainemokk’s vlogs (I’ll post the links below) and it’s made me realise how ungrateful I am sometimes of what I have. Her positivity makes me think “if she can do it, why can’t I?”. I think because she’s “walking the talk”, people are more likely to believe that you can still stay positive in each and every situation. It reminds me of something someone close to me taught me.. “You can’t control how other people act, or what happens, but you can control your own actions and how you choose to react to the situation.”

http://youtu.be/JYDcBfQEa64
Anchor – Hillsong Live

Elaine’s story reminded me of this verse.

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

— 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Then I felt guilty. I don’t think I’ll complain as much about certain things in life any more.
God’s grace is so good. It’s not what I did, but what He did for me.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves,
it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast.

—  Ephesians 2:8-9

My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus’ blood in righteousness..
http://youtu.be/nZq9xTfHvgo

Does anyone else feel like they’re overly unappreciative sometimes?
Everyone has their own struggles I reckon, despite the strong front they may put on;
but I am content with what I have right now. It’s going to be a good day.

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Elaine’s blog: http://elainemokk.wordpress.com/about/
Elaine’s vlog: http://www.youtube.com/user/ElaineMokk