The Importance Of Being Thankful
On January 26th, 2020, the world was shocked to hear about the passing of one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Kobe Bryant. Only 41 years of age, Kobe was in a helicopter with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people. This goes to show you that tomorrow is never promised. The death of Kobe Bryant reminds us that one day we are here, and the next we are not.
The reality of life is that bad things happen to good people and we will never understand why. Why do so many bad people continue to live on while good people like Kobe Bryant pass away at such a young age? While we will never know until we all reach God’s kingdom, this goes to show us how important it is to not take life for granted.
We often complain about this and that and how we want more in life, but we forget to take a step back and be appreciative of the fact that we are alive, breathing, walking, thinking and talking. These basic human capabilities are often taken for granted: they become replaced with complaints, arguments and hatred.
The importance of being thankful for your life and everything that you have cannot be stressed enough. Every day, innocent people die for no apparent reason. It’s just the way the world is designed. We’re not always meant to understand why we have to experience the pain that we do; it happens, we grow from it and we move on.
It’s important to remind yourself to be thankful for everything that you have on a daily basis; not just when a celebrity star unexpectedly passes away. When stars pass away, they remind us how important and precious our lives are. It makes us feel sad and terrible pain inside, even if we didn’t know the stars personally.
But this pain is a reminder of how much suffering death brings to us, and why we have to count our blessings every single day! Even when we are annoyed, sad or angry, we must remind ourselves, “Despite all of my emotions, I am alive and I am thankful that God has given me a chance to experience life.”
Rest in peace Kobe Bryant. May God continue to bless you and your family for eternity!
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