Once upon a time, in a small village,
there was a boy named Jack.
Jack was a happy and content boy,
but he often took things for granted.
He didn't think twice
about the food he ate, the clothes he wore,
or the roof over his head.
One day a great famine struck the land,
and Jack's village was hit very hard.
There was no food to be found,
Many people including Jack's own family,
were struggling to survive.
Jack quickly realized how blessed he had been
and he became filled with Regret.
He wished he had appreciated the things
that he had so easily taken for granted.
He vowed to never take
Things or Those who surrounded his life
From that day on, Jack made a conscious effort
to express Gratitude for all that he had.
He Thanked his parents for their love and care.
He Thanked the farmer in his village
who grew the food that he ate,
He Thanked God for the sun shining
He Thanked God for the rain that allowed what was planted
An opportunity to grow.
As time passed,
Jack discovered that being Grateful for what he had
Made him happier and more content.
Jack realized that Gratitude
Was not just a Feeling,
A Way of Life.
Jack was grateful for that lesson, too.
What "can" you be Grateful For?!
"No One Promised Us that Tomorrow
will look the Same As Today"
These words alone
Should allow us to Consider
Allow us to Determine
Our Words before we speak
Our Actions before we act
Every Single Day
In any given moment
Afforded to us