(Prov 21:20 NIV) In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.
Joe Champion writes, “… we must give thanks for all our blessings… It is imperative if you, or anyone, wants to be able to survive tough times and prosper in the future, that you must begin by first taking time to get by yourself, think of all your blessings, and give thanks for them. No matter how hard things are, if you are alive, you are doing better than 100 per cent of the dead people, so you have something to be thankful for. Each day alive is an opportunity for hope, a chance for a better life, for helping others, for laughing, loving, smelling the flowers, watching the birds, for living. And, as long as we have life, we have a chance, we have an opportunity.”
Joe Champion says “we must always remember that We Are Not Alone, and Our Problems Are Not Unique. When we are going through any difficulty, but especially when that difficulty is something that we think has the stigma of shame or we should be embarrassed by, we want to hide our problems and try to figure it out on our own.”