I’ve been thinking a lot about gratefulness recently. But not as something that I need to work on (because I’ve been there done that, right? HAHA). Instead, I’ve been judging others for their lack of gratefulness. Oh, THEY need to be more grateful. THEY have so much to be grateful for. THEY are taking so much for granted. THEY need to remember that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
God convicted me today about my own ungratefulness. He gently exposed those moments in my life where I say things like “I just wish…” or “If only…” or “I can’t wait until…” or “Can we just skip to the part when…” You get the point.
As I was finally seeing how ungrateful I've been, God whispered this to me: "The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. But the grass is always greener where you’re grateful."
What if we took the time to thank God for every blade of grass? What if we even thanked him for the grass we can’t see but trust is still growing?
If we were grateful for every blade of grass, we would have to slow WAY down. We would have to open our eyes to see the finer details. We would have to stop rushing around and pause to take in the moment.
I don’t know about you, but I could use a whole lot more of that. More peace. More rest. More pausing. More listening. More gratefulness.
Though we might not be able to literally thank God for every single blade of grass, we can start by thanking him for the grass beneath our feet. We can start by being grateful wherever we are.
Let’s do this together. Let’s be grateful for the ground we’re standing on. Let’s be grateful for the road ahead, overgrown and obscure as it may be. Let’s be grateful for the growth in life, even when it’s slow.
And let’s see just how much gratitude can change the way we see the world. Let’s see just how much a heart can change with a simple “thank you.” Let’s see just how much greener the world can be when we appreciate every blade of grass.
Because the grass is always greener where we’re grateful.