As we reach the last few hours of 2016, it is important to look back and see how far we've come, reflect on the goals we accomplished or failed in and look within on ways to improve in the coming year.
I don't know what might be running through your mind right now, you might have had a horrible year and are just waiting for a fresh start. But in life I say let's be thankful for the little things.
So you didn't reach your goal, or get that opportunity you've been waiting for. Maybe your prayers were not answered (God knows why, Isaiah 55:8). Perhaps you failed in sticking to your resolutions. There's no point crying over spilled milk, let's try to be thankful for the little things. No matter how bad everything might be, there must be something right or good happening, so let's focus on the positives.
The truth is that a heart of gratitude brings about blessings. Oprah said it best
"be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."
I'm thankful that I successfully completed my NYSC service year in Calabar, Cross River State (post here). Though I may not be rich yet, I'm thankful for a new business idea. I'm thankful for new friendships and relationships. I'm thankful for you guys, my awesome readers. I'm thankful for life and an opportunity to try again.
What are you thankful for this year? No matter how small, write it down below.
Hope you all enjoy your New Year's celebration. Please be safe and careful, things tend to go wrong around this time. Also, I encourage everyone to go to church, let's start 2017 with God.
See you all in 2017!