We often take for granted the many blessings that God has given us. This can be especially true when troubles, pain, and crisis arise. A good way to be aware of your blessings is to make a list of the things you are thankful for. It might be your family, or your health, or having enough food to eat and a roof over your head. Recognizing these simple things opens our hearts up to God’s love. Share your list with people you are close to and ask them what reasons they have for being grateful this year. One thing we can all be thankful for is the hope we have in Jesus Christ.