Miniature Gratitude -Thankful for “little things”

By Iremide Akinsola

“In all things, give thanks.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits” Psalm 103:2

February 2014.

One evening, I went to the makeshift pitch beside the corpers’ lodge to play football. I can’t quite remember whether it was early in the game or late, but I can vividly remember the tackle I made. In a bid to get the ball, I unintentionally kicked a man on the opposition team. It hurt!! But then, I tried to shake it off. It was one of those things. Or so I thought.


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The morning after… I could not walk with that leg! Imagine! Waking up, the leg was so heavy and the pain I felt is not something I can adequately express. I limped from my place to the medical centre within the compound. There, I was given painkillers to ease the pain.

Within a few weeks, I was back to full fitness, but the lesson I learnt from that experience has remained with me. Walking from place to place was something that I have appreciated more since then. I’m learning not to take anything for granted. Not to lose the wonder of God’s faithfulness. Not to forget all the Lord’s benefits.

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Iremide Akinsola is a Christian who enjoys reading, writing and listening to music. He shares stories, Bible studies and reflections on to bless you, inspire you and ultimately, to propel you to action so that you become the person that God intends you to be.

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