can you even remember?
we live in a culture that is completely run by consumerism and a spirit of entitlement.
and thankfulness is an all out rebellion against both of those.
it's SUBVERSIVE to our culture.
a whole lot of experts spend a WHOLE lot of money every single day to keep you from being thankful!
when you are thankful it's like a slap in the face to our culture.
most people are entitled. they have amazing privileges and blessings but take them for granted... never once stopping to be thankful for them.
thankfulness is like immunization against that.
i heard one author put it this way:
"Gratitude is the spiritual practice that raises its fist in the face of this insanity [consumerism & entitlement]; but that raised fist is actually a raised hand--reaching up in gratitude to God."
maybe we can just get in the habit of being thankful.
maybe every time you hear a good song, drink a good cup of coffee, have a good conversation with a good old friend or a new one, watch a good game, hear a good comedian, watch a good movie, etc... etc... etc...
you can simply breathe out a simple "Thanks, God."
let the rebellion begin.