Count-your-blessingsIn his book, Before Amen, Max Lucado tells the story of a lawyer who won a case for his client.

The two men celebrated with a nice dinner. At the end of the meal, the client handed the lawyer a fine wallet made of Moroccan leather.

“Please accept this as my token of appreciation.”

The lawyer resisted. “No, I can’t settle for a wallet. My fee is $500.”

The client looked at the lawyer and shrugged. “Whatever you say.”

He opened the wallet and extracted two $500 bills. He reinserted one and handed the lawyer the wallet.

This isn’t a story about lawyers, it’s a story about people.

It’s tempting sometimes to look at what life gives us and be ungrateful.

We think that others are getting a better deal than us or that we could do better, when perhaps what we have right now is all that we need and more.

Today I want to encourage you to look at your life with a sense of gratitude.

Count your blessings.

Stop grabbing for more.

Be satisfied with what you have.

Because maybe you have more than you realise!

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