An Antidote to Feeling “Entitled”?

I just read the following today in an email I got from “Keepers of the Faith” and decided this might help my family; we seem to be entering a phase of feeling “entitled.”  Some of us are becoming “quick to anger” rather than “slow to anger” (James 1:19) when things don’t go our way!

“Count your blessings; name them one by one! That is what the wonderful old hymn teaches us, and we should make that a habit for ourselves and our children. If we are always counting our blessings, we will be content, and have smiles on our faces. There will be no pouting or complaining, and the spirit of thankfulness will shine in all that we do and say. Let’s not count what went wrong, or who has mistreated us, but let us count all that went right.

Have your children start their day by counting their blessings. Share blessings around the meal table. Close the day with a recount of all the day’s blessings. Thank God for His incredible goodness and mercy to us. Try it and see how joyous your family can become!”

So, since  “Count Your Blessings” is a hymn I actually don’t know (!),  I got out my trusty hymnal and looked it up, but it wasn’t there.  So I looked it up on YouTube and got a children’s choir singing it.  (You might not like the beginning solo, but I liked the choir portion.)


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