Always Thankful

The Bible tells us many times that we should be thankful. But it is really hard for me to be thankful. Sometimes I just don’t want to be thankful. Maybe I don’t feel well or people are making fun of me or I am having financial problems. I am not in a thankful mood!
When I was young, my parents taught me to be thankful all the time. They taught me how to be thankful. They taught me to always look for something good in bad situations. Sometimes that is easy. But sometimes it is hard to do.
Now that I am older, it is easier for me to be thankful. There are still days when I don’t want to thank God. Then I must remind myself to stop and be thankful. Sometimes I think about 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “Give thanks to God at all times. This is what God wants for you in Christ Jesus.” God wants me to give thanks no matter what happens. I should give thanks even when I am facing problems.
Is today a good day for you? Or a bad day? No matter what happens today, don’t forget to thank God and praise Him for all He does for you.