Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thankful Thursday

I was almost tempted not to write this post because I feel like some people who read it won't understand. But then again I knew better. Because I know if 100 people read this post and only 1 person gets it, I did a good thing. I think what tends to shy people away from writing about faith is the fear of looking/sounding hypocritical. But, people are not perfect. There is no perfect man. And all we can do is strive to be the example that we know God wants us to be.

When I woke up today I scrolled through social media as always... Bad habits are hard to kick. But as I was scrolling I realized social media has become THE bearer of bad news. Among all the Vine videos, and twerking and attention seeking statuses I saw... another plane disappeared.. More than one person in their twenties has been killed... Something about some guy admitting to molesting children during missionary work..... More and more BAD NEWS. I felt sad for a few minutes before I began to feel the most grateful I've felt in a LONG time.

I am by no means the exception. Bad things happen to good people every single day. And I find myself thanking God more and more for the little things on a daily basis. I was definitely one of those kids who would role their eyes when the preacher/pastor/whoever said if you had nothing else to thank God for thank Him for waking you up this morning. Because at 12...15... even 20 years old... You feel like you are exempt. No one expects to go to sleep at 20 yrs old and not wake up the next day but it happens. The world is getting crazier and crazier everyday.

I no longer think it's crazy to thank God I made it the TWO blocks that I have to walk from the bus stop to my house everyday after work.... because some people (and it's not uncommon in my neighborhood) don't make it. I thank Him every single doctors appointment I have that shows my son thriving ... because I've known multiple people in the passed few years who have made it farther than me in their pregnancies and lost their child. My grandmothers drive me UP THE WALL but I thank God for them all the time because some people don't have a family to even get frustrated with. I'm learning day by day not to take the little things for granted because one morning it could be me on Facebook... Bearing the bad news... Or being the victim of the bad news... Yet Gods grace has gotten me this far. A million thank yous still wouldn't be enough.



  1. You are so right. It is a crazy world we live in and life is not fair. I have been guilty of not being as thankful as I should be so thanks for the reminder of how blessed I really am!

    1. anytime! everyone has their moments so dont feel bad =)


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