Thursday, November 28, 2019
I wrote a blog before this one today. I titled it "Having a Thankful Thanksgiving" and then proceeded to complain and speak regretfully of things and people I have lost. I don't think that's what our country's fathers meant by naming this day of feasting and community "Thanksgiving".
Yes, it's hard when you lose a parent and then have to go on somehow without them. But I was blessed to have a mom for 54 years....many people don't have that blessing. Yes, it is hard to be in pain and have limited mobility but there are people all around the world who suffer in pain and poverty and don't even have a wheelchair...they lie in the dirt.
And I am also grateful for Spark People...for their motivating and enabling me to understand how to exercise and eat in order to be the best "me"....twice now in the past 10 years that I've been here, I have lost significant weight but more importantly, have gained some wonderful friends.
And I am, most of all, grateful to God for all that he has given me-- a home, a family, and more than anything, a hope of future glory and an end to the pain of this life and the certainty of a wonderful life with him in a New Earth, free once and for all from the curse that this Earth is under which has caused untold misery to countless people. NO MORE PAIN---WOO HOO! I could dance just thinking about it!
Where ever you are and what ever life has brought you, you have something to thank God for. I challenge you. Make a list of 3-5 things you are grateful for and thank God for giving them to you! You will feel good, I promise, thinking of gains, rather than losses.
have a Blessed Thanksgiving! Count your blessings and give credit to God because they are from him.