What can we learn from Shrek?
I saw the new Shrek movie tonight (two thumbs way up by the way) and must admit I was pleasantly surprised with the wholesome, family friendly message. I won’t spoil the whole movie for you, but the core theme is about appreciating what you already have…
So many times we take for granted all the blessings in our life: The spouse we come home to everyday, the children we take care of day in and day out, where we live, etc etc. We can wish we had it better but the truth remains we all have a lot to be thankful for.
If you are blessed to live in America, chances are you have so much more than most people in this world – running water, meals every day, clothes, shelter, and access to medical assistance when you need it. Many people are shocked when they look at their salary and compare it to world standards. Go to www.globalrichlist.com and see how you compare…
You are are already blessed beyond belief!
We are so blessed yet we often complain and want better. I agree that we shouldn’t be complacent but we should find contentment in our lives. Financially most of us have more than we need! Our wants…well that may be another story, but as the Rollings Stones once said “You can’t always get what you want”
I know for me personally I sometimes take for granted my beautiful wife, I sometimes get frustrated by my children, I sometimes get discouraged in my career but I am always thankful for each day the Lord blesses me with. I remember a story that has stuck with me for years: “there once was a man who complained about not having shoes until he met a man without feet”. You see, we can look at our lives and think we have it bad but you don’t need to look too far to realize no matter how bad you may think things are, it could always be worst!