What Are You Grateful For?

There is a saying in Nigeria that if you look carefully within or around you, you will definitely find something to be thankful for.

In other words, everyone has one reason or another to feel some sense of gratitude.

Look within you or around you.  Look back over the course of your life… l believe you should find some reasons to be grateful.

I dare say that it would not be correct for you to say there is nothing about you to be grateful for. So please don’t even go there…

Recently on my Facebook page, I asked this simple question:

Victor Uyanwanne asks a question on gratitude

The responses I received to that question are what I present to you in this post, with the hope that you too will join in the conservation aimed at identifying the things you are most grateful for in your life.

Interestingly, I didn’t have this post in mind when I asked that question. But as I examined the feedback I received, I began to feel the need to use them as basis to write this post.

The following points are the feedback I received from 4 respondents as the things they are grateful for:

1. My salvation. My parents for being there in my formative years. And many other things;

2. For God’s elaborate salvation plan that included me.

3. My salvation, and other priceless gifts too numerous to mention!

4. The legacy bequeathed me by my dad and mom.

All the responses came from very mature people (all of them over 50 years of age each). I would take that to mean that they know what they were talking about.

From the responses of these friends on Facebook, I was able to see that there are majorly two things they are grateful for:

1. For the salvation they have;

2. For the roles their parents played in their lives.

If necessary, I will explore this two reasons in subsequent blog posts. But here, let us just continue the conversation by having you identify what you are grateful for in life.

See also: What is your greatest joy in life?

Are you ready? Let me set the ball rolling.

Just like the above respondents, I am grateful to God for the salvation of my soul. But I’m more grateful that it happened early enough in life for me.

I gave my heart to God before my fourtheenth birthday. This has helped me in so many ways…

It helped me to form my values based on the word of God, shapened and steered my character – as a teenager then – in the right directions.

With my heart already dedicated to God, I found it easier to overcome peer pressure and other teenage vices that would have certainly led me in the wrong direction in life – away from God.

The core values that were instilled in me at that stage of life, have continually proved very useful in my adult life. For that I’m very grateful.

Let me not make this post about me only. It should be about all of us. So permit me to ask you the same question:

Looking back over your life these past years, what are the things you are most grateful for?

Kindly provide your answer in the comment section and thank you in advance for participating.

©Copyright 2018 | Victor Uyanwanne

14 thoughts on “What Are You Grateful For?

  1. Save The OA Aug 11, 2019 / 6:31 am

    Thats what an angel is. Dust pressed into a diamond by the weight of this world. #TheOA needs your help. #SaveTheOA


  2. Freedomborn Aug 1, 2018 / 2:17 pm

    Victor I never received your reply above from WordPress or a reply from you for another one of my Comments on your Post 5 Goods Ways Being Grateful For Your Salvation Will Impact Your Life.

    Thank you Victor for your Prayers for Ron and my Marriage to be restored, Ron left me years ago to Live with his Daughter, it was what she wanted, she has never accepted me as part of the family. I Love Ron very much so it hurt greatly but I’m very grateful for you and my other Blogging friends Christian Love and Support over the years, much more than once God used yours and other Bloggers Messages to comfort me.

    Blessings – Anne.

    Liked by 1 person

    • VictorsCorner Aug 1, 2018 / 8:30 pm

      Sorry Anne for the delay in responding to your comment. I have been so busy in the past 24 hours I didn’t have the needed time to respond to all the comments on the blog.
      But I think I’m all caught up now, meaning that I have now responded to all the comments now, particularly yours.

      I appreciate the feedback that my posts have been a source of encouragement to you. To God be the glory.

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  3. Freedomborn Jul 31, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    Victor there are so many things in my life now that I’m very grateful for including meeting you and my other Blogging friends around the World and for your faithfulness to Pray for me during the Storms life brings but you can be sure if I was alive when the Apostle Paul was he could never have said he was the worst of Sinners, so yes God’s never ending Love shown to me by His Forgiveness after my Heart Repentance and His continued Mercy and Grace and for His gift of The Holy Spirit and His Wisdom when I asked for them. I’m also very grateful knowing that I will be with Him Eternally in Heaven, in a Mansion He has prepared for me and for His Peace and Joy in knowing I will be. I Love Him with all my Heart and with all that I am and I always will now that the Holy Spirit indwells me,

    I’m also very grateful for God’s Creation which never stops amazing me and for my furry and feathered friends, their a Blessing from Him too.

    Although Ron is no longer living with me as my Husband and yes I grieve he is not but I’m still very grateful we still have frequent contact because I have never stopped Loving him and I’m still seeking for us to be together again so we can Honour and serve God in our Marriage and I’m very grateful in knowing that God can restore the years the Locusts have eaten, which He promised and confirmed with Scripture He would do.

    God Bless you dear Victor and your Wife and Children which I have no doubt you are Eternally grateful for too.

    Christian Love Always from your Blogging friend Anne ( Grannie Annie)

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    • VictorsCorner Jul 31, 2018 / 6:24 pm

      Certainly Anne, I’m immensely grateful for my wife and our two boys. They are blessings from Above… And just like you, there are many other things I’m grateful for, chief of which is the salvation of my soul.

      I am grateful to have met you on them so blogosphere too. You gave been a trusted friend and defender of the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Continue to be blessed.

      I’m sorry to hear about Ron leaving. I would wish and pray that you come back together again to continue to live as family. There is nothing impossible with God.

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  4. musingsalonglifesjourney Jul 11, 2018 / 1:52 am

    I’m grateful God was with me before I ever knew it! Glad He kept me from aborting my first pregnancy and that my husband chose to marry me. Grateful I found Jesus at 21 and Holy Spirit 2 years later! Grateful the Lord has always provided for all my family’s needs abundantly. Grateful for His peace, joy, and healing power I’ve experienced! As the song says: I could sing a thousand songs because of His great love and STILL not be close to thanking Him for everything He does and has done for me!

    Liked by 2 people

    • VictorsCorner Jul 11, 2018 / 5:33 am

      Wow, I am happy you’ve got sommany reasons to be grateful. Such a wonderful testimony from a grateful heart. Remain blessed.

      Liked by 1 person

    • VictorsCorner Jul 9, 2018 / 6:25 am

      Oh grateful for His mercies! Me too.

      Just noticed your title has changed from Evangelist to Pastor. Would you mind talking about it?


      • Pastor Chilavert Nmezi Jul 9, 2018 / 6:50 am

        I’m a Pastor but I still refer myself as as an evangelist. Anyways, what matters to me is not the title but to do the will of my Father who sent me.
        Thanks for the observation. Have a nice week ahead.

        Liked by 1 person

        • VictorsCorner Jul 9, 2018 / 6:52 am

          Thanks for the feedback Pastor Chilavert. Yes, I agree with you that irrespective of any title we hold or don’t hold, doing the will of God is what matters. Remain blessed.


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