30 Days of Encouragement – What I'm Thankful for (Day 8)
Despite the the struggles, obstacles, negative situations and life’s worries in the world, I am still encouraged and hopeful for the future because each day I see, feel, hear, observe and take in the follow things that I am so thankful for:
Day 1 – The ability to rise each morning and run, stretch, and walk freely after years of being physically disabled.
Day 2 – The memories I can recall (happy and sad) of my parents and grandparents who have died years ago.
Day 3 – I am thankful my wife is a survivor and we have no negative findings since she finished chemo. She is thankful her hair is growing back (From Carl R.)
Day 4 – Being able to lie about my age and say that I’m in my 30’s when I’m really 50 years old AND seeing a glimpse of how I will look at 71 years old like my mom (the year she passed).
Day 5 -I am thankful that I know I have a future in heaven for eternity and that no matter what I am going through I can always talk to Jesus and He will comfort me (From Dave M.)
Day 6 – For the ability of children to dream dreams big enough to fail and the childlike ignorance to make them come true.
Day 7 – For the solider I saw on the news who laid down his life on behalf of his country doing his duty. I also am thankful for every mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son who has lost someone to battle. No words can ever comfort enough and no flag or medal can ever repay. Please accept my thankfulness today is saying because of their unselfish act, I am free and I will forever be grateful. Thank you.
Day 8 – The storms and waves that are allowed in my life. Yeah, the smooth and easy times are great. However, I learn, grow and mature the most when I”m put in a position to trust my feelings or trust what I know to be true of who God is in my life and watch Him at work. At times, I am left bruised but in my life I have always found that there is a great purpose and plan in the pain. In those times, my trust is not that things will work out like I want them to. My trust is in the Lord, regardless of how they work out. (A Lesson from one of those storms)
Have a great day until next time.
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