It's so easy to be thankful when everything is going your way. Your life is going just as you planned it out. Your relationships are great, you're doing well in school and you feel needed at your workplace.
What about when things aren't going as you want though? Can you still remain grateful?
I just came back from a Retreat this weekend with my church Grace Community Chapel
and it was so refreshing and revitalizing. As soon as I came back home though, things have been...a little off. The testing period came right away.
First, I dropped my car keys down a sewer grate. This is one of those things that you always wonder what you'd do if it actually happened to you. I kind of just laughed this one off though and was able to retrieve them pretty easily with some help from the department of public works. No big deal. Then, last night while playing ice hockey, I took a stick to the mouth and chipped a little corner off of my front tooth.
Every part of me wants to curse up a storm and complain about this. I don't have dental insurance so this could cost a pretty penny also.
Deep inside though, I'm reminded to be grateful for the Giver and not the gifts. As hard as it is to be grateful during tough times, I know that this is the mentality I need and want to have. This is just another opportunity for me to grow in this area.
People who are grateful in all circumstances are untouchable by the devil and that's where I want to be.
What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving?