Thankful

Yesterday did not start out well.  First of all, the dark cloud that has been hovering on the family horizon for some time – we’ll just call it an employment challenge – has finally descended.  Next my daughter and I had a disagreement and the subsequent discussion caused her to be late getting ready for a doctor’s appointment. When she finally dashed out the door to leave, the car was dead. She missed her appointment, the car needs expensive repairs. My husband came down with a cold and my computer came down with a virus.  Unfortunately I could go on but I’ll spare you.  You get the general idea.

Now, my friend Loren has a theory about times like this, which I’d like to share with you. Driving home from work one dark and stormy night, he blew a tire.  His natural response was, Why Me?  As he struggled with the tire jack while being pelted with rain, he had a revelation.  Why not me?  I’m able-bodied, I know how to change a tire and I have a spare.  Better me than my grandmother, or a single mom with a van full of kids. He said this idea changed his outlook on life.

I liked it and decided to adopt it in my own life.  As always, when put the test, it’s easier said than done, but here goes.

Regarding my current adversities – why not me? I have a strong family support system and am surrounded by people I love.  I have my health and a home and food on the table.  I live in a free country and have faith in a God who walks with me through trials.  I could go on and on, and I will – privately.  Because I’d much rather focus on my blessings than my problems.  Especially at this time of year.  Best wishes to all, and happy Thanksgiving.

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12 thoughts on “Thankful

  1. Congratulations on the most positive attitude I’ve ever heard or read. I hope it all works out for you. Murphy is the deity in charge of this stuff and he’s a pixie with an odd sense of humor. Our week … actually the last 12 years … have been a masterpiece proving how much bad luck one family can survive. Quite a lot, as it turns out.

  2. Amazing Geanie! Thank you, I needed this today. So here’s just a start of my list:
    1) I know that God is there
    2) I have an amazing and supportive family
    3) I have amazing and supportive friends
    4) I have shelter and food . . . (life is okay 🙂 )

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