There Is Something To Be Thankful For

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There Is Something To Be Thankful For

On this Thanksgiving Eve, I just wanted to share a few thoughts. We all, regardless of our station in life, have much to be thankful for. I do not know what you are going through. But what I do know is, there is something to be thankful for. Maybe there is an empty chair this Thanksgiving representing a loved one who has gone home to glory. Maybe a marriage or relationship has failed. Maybe there are health challenges or financial uncertainty. Whatever it is, I beseech you to find that one thing you have to be thankful for. 

 It’s not as hard as you may think. And it really doesn’t require much searching. It only takes a mind shift. That’s right, a mind shift. A different perspective. You see, I was there. I was at a point in my life where the enemy was trying to convince me I had nothing to be thankful for. My mother was dead. I had health challenges. I was unemployed. My dad was diagnosed with cancer….and then he died. I found myself borderline homeless wondering where my next meal was coming from. All in a two year span. So yes, I struggled with finding ANYTHING to be thankful for. But God……..he said, “daughter, inhale. Now exhale. That is breathe I put in your body this morning. That is proof that you are still alive. THAT is what you have to be grateful for.” 

 So if you are reading this and you are wondering what is there to be thankful for when so much is going wrong in your life, I want you to do this:

Inhale.

Exhale.

Now give thanks. 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Hotep 

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About Shannon D. Robinson

Shannon Robinson Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland (Go Ravens!!!), I discovered early on that I am very opinionated and passionate about my opinions. This has brought on the realization for me that I think differently from most people and it took some time for me to come to grips with that unique side of me. Writing for me is often an escape. A place I can go with my thoughts and opinions and not have to concern myself with offending anyone or not agreeing with someone. My thoughts and opinions are mine and God’s and I know that He doesn’t judge me on them. My writing is a personal journey that allows me to be transparent with self (and sometimes others) as I believe that nothing I have experienced or gone through on this journey called life was meant for me to keep to myself. Somewhere there is another woman who is experiencing or has experienced the very same things, thoughts, and feelings I have and it is my prayer that my story in some small way helps her to see that she too can come through. While at the same time giving God glory for his wondrous works. I appreciate you for stopping by and sharing in my journey as I try my absolute best to navigate it as smoothly as possible; even when I come across detours and bumps along the way. ~ Hotep

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