Happy thanksgiving everyone! Or at least to the Canadians.
It honour of thanksgiving, I am making a list of the things I am thankful for this year
Challenges: life without challenge is static. Life with challenges is, well, challenging. Yet worth it. My life has been full of challenges over the last year, and more specifically the last few months, and it has been hard, stressful, and exhausting. But I think I will, and have to some degree, look back over this time and be glad that I took it on.
Prayer: I have struggled with consistent prayer throughout my life. And that has changed. But I’ve seen the power of prayer, the difference that it can make. We are called to pray without ceasing. And though I do not succeed at that, I am striving towards that.
Friends: I am a bit of a loner and have very few friends who really know deep into my soul. But I am so thankful for the friends that I have. For the laughter I am able to have with them. For the coworkers who have become friends that understand this job. For family that have become some of the closest friends that I have.
Church: I absolutely love my church. It is amazing. And it brings me closer to God every Sunday. I am not as connected as I probably should be, I don’t have the relationships at church that would probably be benenficial for me, but when I am there I feel the presence of God. I feel moved and convicted. I feel filled and comforted. I feel like I belong.
I am thankful for a million other things too: family, a roof over my head, a steady job, trips and vacations, the promise for my future.
What are you thankful for this year?