by Fred Lowery

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Put Gratitude in Your Attitude (8 of 11)
Series: Are You Happy Now?
Dr. Fred Lowery
October 18, 2009
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Philippians 2:14; Philippians 4:11-12; Philippians 4:13; Psalm 100:4-5; Philippians 1:3-6; Colossians 1:3-4; 1 John 3:2

Most of us if not all of us would be happier by choosing to do less complaining and to be more grateful. We need to learn to appreciate what we have rather than wanting what we don’t have. In fact happiness requires a healthy balance between needs and wants. Contentment is the key to being a grateful person. And being a grateful person is a key to happiness. So are you grateful for who you are, for what you do, for what you have. Is your attitude one of gratitude? You know thankful people are happy people. Unthankful people are unhappy people. Unhappy people count their bucks. Happy people count their blessings. It’s a choice. In literature the story of the Midas Touch. The fabled king Midas you remember that story? King Midas didn’t think he had enough gold and he wanted more gold so he asked the gods if they would grant his wish that everything he touched turned to gold. The Midas Touch. And the wish was granted and everything that he touched turned to gold. He touched a flower and it turned to gold. He touched a tree and it turned to gold. He touched his litter girl, the apple of his eye, and she turned to gold. And then he cried out in desperation asking that the gods reverse his wish. Because everything that he had treasured had now turned to gold. The real Midas touch is gratitude. You want to know what turns your life golden, what brings a blessing to your life. It’s to be grateful for what you have. To be grateful for what God has given you. Because listen to me, blessings come every day and we either resist them or receive them. There are blessings coming at us at all times. I heard a story, of course it’s not a true story, but maybe someone’s dream and this person went to heaven an ...

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