We have so many reasons to be thankful to God. Even in the midst of personal struggle, we can pause and consider that many aspects of life for which we can be thankful. It has been shown that that which we focus upon becomes larger in our lives. If we focus on our disappointments, they seem larger. If we focus on our blessings, they take center stage in our lives. The Psalmist implores us, “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. For his mercy endures forever” (Psalm 107:1). Consider his mercy in your life. Consider the many ways he has blessed you, for in doing so you will appreciate your life. 

Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and TwitterDr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at drdavid@marriagerecoverycenter.com. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.