Helen Keller, who could not see nor hear for all of her life, was said to have once commented:
“So much has been given to me that I have no time to ponder that which I don’t have.”-Helen Keller
Even though she couldn’t physically see nor hear, Helen Keller learned that she could see and hear so much more of her life around her when she changed her perspective on life.
Something happens to a life when they get a different perspective on things.
Greg Laurie told the story of a hospital chaplain that had come across 2,000 patients he had known who were apparently in a dying condition and had shown signs of repentance. He reported that of those who were restored to health, only two showed what he felt were marked changes in their spiritual lives after their recovery.
In other words, when people thought they were dying, they wanted God’s help. But when they had recovered, they forgot about Him.
The Bible says in verse 17 of our memory verse in I Thessalonians 5:18 to “Give thanks in everything…” Today, I am choosing to focus my perspective more on my blessings and giving thanks.