How do you win in life if every time you start to pull yourself up, life knocks you back down? Do you act like most people or do you make it a priority to take care of yourself?
Do the names Marvin and Wesley Cousins or Larry Bryant mean anything to you? Unless you're from Pratt, Kansas and of a certain age, the names probably don't ring any bells. But to me and my brother, Mike, they're three of the most wonderful names we've ever known.
They gave us the most precious gift anyone has ever given us and it's time to thank them for it.
If we know it’s good for us and that it pleases God, why is living a grateful life so difficult? If you listen to popular wisdom, there are several reasons. For example:
- We’re too busy.
- We’re overwhelmed by all the bad news and negative things happening around us.
- It will come off as weak to our friends, co-workers, etc.