This is the Day

“This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).
You might remember the children’s classic where the little boy was having a “mean no good bad terrible day.” How do you know you’re having a bad day? Someone has given the following suggestions:
You know it’s going to be a bad day when …
– you wake up face-down on the pavement.
– you call suicide prevention, and they put you on hold.
– you see a “60 Minutes News Team” waiting in your office.
– your birthday cake collapses from the weight of the candles.
– you turn on the news, and they’re displaying emergency routes out of your city.
– your twin sister forgets your birthday.
– you’re following a group of Hell’s Angels down the freeway when suddenly your horn goes off, and remains stuck.
Otherwise, it’s been a pretty good day! A sense of humor always helps to overcome life’s little irritations. But there is another thing that helps, too.
Gratitude. Have any of the above things ever happened to you? They haven’t? Then perhaps things aren’t as bad as you thought!
There has never been a nation in history that was so blessed as ours, and with this in mind our ingratitude borders on the sinful. Do you think there are some Bangladeshis who would think we were crazy to complain about our lot? Do you think there are some Ruwandans who would swap with us for a day, if begged?
And one more thing. Aren’t you glad you know the one to whom we should be thankful?

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