First post of the day. It’s more than a simple re-hash of my last post from Wednesday night. Happy Thanksgiving 2019. I realize it’s going to be hard for some people. My sister, her two daughters, and four grandchildren are experiencing their first Thanksgiving without Dwight. Keeping them and others in my prayers as well as others who are grieving or going through tough times right now. As numerous posts I have shared this week and will be sharing today, gratitude has its benefits. For example, this post – https://citywomen.co/2019/11/27/the-skeptics-guide-to-gratitude-that-wont-make-you-want-to-roll-your-eyes/ is a good example.
I am thankful the Lord made the ultimate sacrifice to take our place. I am thankful for the things in my life that the Lord has provided. This isn’t only for the good things, but for the things He puts in my life that make it not as easy as it could be.
I have known many people who had much harder lives than mine, but some of those individuals were the happiest people you would ever meet. They saw the blessings the Lord gave to them. I have known people who had much easier lives than mine, but they are some of the most miserable people I know.
I am reminded of a TV episode where one of the characters was complaining of having no shoes and another made a response something to the effect of at least you have feet. Some of the vloggers I follow are missing one or more limbs. Yet, they tend to be mostly positive in their videos. I remember Mrs. Spears – https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94342825/glendora-spears, the first person I met who was missing a leg below the knee. She was our neighbor and she never complained about it. I know it bothered her, but she hid it well. She introduced me to the concept of phantom pain as she would get pain in her missing foot or toes.
I do my best to take life’s downs and realize they are happening for a reason. I may not know what the reason is, but I prefer to treat it as a potentially valuable learning opportunity instead of moaning about “Woe is me!”