While I was reading a devotion, I came across something that made me think. It said:
Did you know that your level of gratitude could have a direct effect on your attitude? What are you thankful for?
Some people are like thermometers; always alerting us when things aren’t right, and constantly a victim to the “temperature” in the room … which is never perfect. But others are more like thermostats. These people determine the temperature in the room. Their words, actions, and even their thoughts set the atmosphere. Which one are you?
Am I a thermometer? have I been one in the past? how grateful am I for what I have? you can imagine the number of questions that came to my mind. I then realised how we take so many things for granted and don’t realise how we affect others and how our perception of the world can be tainted through ingratitude.
Yes, we’ve all been through difficulties and storms but, we are still here!
In this month of appreciation April, I would like to appreciate those who are thermostats in our lives and add to it in wonderful ways. Not only do they boost and add light to us, but they also remind us of the good in this world. Such people are precious and rare.
I will leave you with the exact questions above. If you are a thermometer, maybe look for ways to change that or understand what triggers that side of you. We are not perfect but, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t become the best versions of ourselves.