I've had this post on my mind for while, but havn't had the chance to write it out...and wouldn't you know it, my pastor preached on thankfulness yesterday. So here goes.
Just think for a moment, about how you go about your day. Do you drive anywhere? Run errands? Perhaps you go for a nice walk around your neighborhood? Go to the store? Sit down somewhere? Go out to eat? Chase your children...
Now think about this...imagine you can't just get out and drive. Imagine you have someone take you out but once you get there you have nowehere to sit. Imagine you can only walk so far before you are in a lot of pain. You can't chase your children, can't go out to eat, miss baby showers, luncheons etc. because you can't sit in a regular chair. Makes you pretty restricted right.
That is my reality...
But I am thankful. I am thankful that I am healing, I am thankful that I am not in as excruciating pain as I was before. I am thankful God has sustained my life, I am thankful for having the children I do. I am thankful for brothers and sisters in law that are helpful and caring, I am thankful for true friends traveling long ditances to provide me some help, I am thankful for growing in the Lord through everything he brings my way. I am SO thankful for all that i have.
So if you begin to feel down, which we all do at times, just ponder for a minute. Remember all the Lord has done. Things can change so quickly...always be thankful! Always!
I was watching a christian movie the other day in which the mom told the teenage daughter, "If you don't start thanking Jesus for all He's given you, maybe we'll have to start taking some of it away...like starting with your cell phone." haha I love that.
Be careful...be thankful. Because you are not guarunteed tomorrow. Count your blessings...be considerate of others.
And if others try to put you down. Don't let them. Search yourself out and if you are following God, and His example. Leave them to themselves, they can't put their agenda over God's. Look to the Lord for your standard to live by. And Be blessed.
Keep Looking Up!