10 Reasons to be Grateful for in the Morning

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1. God allowing you to wake up this morning to read this. Not everyone gets this chance.

2. You reach for your smartphone to check the time as you use it as a clock, among other things. Some people can’t afford basic phones at all.

3. Your feet touch the floor as you sit on the edge of your warm bed, contemplating whether you want to get up. Some people are not as fortunate and sleep on the concrete or park benches.

4. Deciding that you should get out of bed, you take a long stretch. There are sick people who simply can’t.

5. Off you go to the bathroom and turn on the lights. The basic necessity such as indoor plumbing and electricity is what so many go without.

6. Next is your walk to the kitchen in your home where your cabinets, pantries and refrigerators are filled to the brim with food. The hungry men, women and children don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

7. Sitting at the table you have your morning coffee or tea while watching the news on your tv in your home. Meanwhile, there’s a family of four living in a small tent under the bridge.

8. Off to start your day as you open your closet and claim you have nothing to wear. A man has been wearing the same torn spring jacket in the snowy winter because that’s all he can afford.

9. Out the door you go as you press your alarm button for your car door to automatically unlock. Whether it’s a small town or a big city, taking public transportation can be challenging. Especially when you have to get off and still walk to get to your destination because the route doesn’t go your entire way.

10. You’re caught in a major traffic jam as you travel to work. So many people are unemployed and wish they had a job.

Often, we take these simple things for granted because we dwell on the things we don’t have. Let’s change that and be utterly grateful for the things we do.

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