As I prepare to start my entry into another year into my life and hopefully a new phase of my life (I say this early so that you can start preparing gifts for November....I do not hint, I just call it as it is.), I have to sit and think about the good things in my life. When we were kids, we used to sing out loud "Count your blessings, name them one by one...and it will surprise you what the Lord has done." Very powerful words from very powerful lungs. So today I take a few minutes to talk about the few things I'm thankful for:
I have had a random year and this year more than most, alot of it has shown on the surface. In places and ways that I'd rather it didn't. But I have to be thankful for life. If only to try and fix the wrongs and to bask in the good that has happened so far. And I have to say, so far so good. Everyday is a new day to do new things and have new experiences. Isn't life great like that?
2. Intelligence and Sanity:
Intelligence is what got me into business and sanity is what kept me from falling apart during its rough patches. Intelligence got me to where I am today and sanity has kept me from bursting people's knees at the office. Intelligence is good. It helps people take me seriously. It's what's going to take me to the next step as I plan to take over the world, one day at a time at a time. Sanity is however what's going to keep me from overworking, over stressing and over analysing.
3. Family and friends:
There's a fine line between family and friends. (Proverbs 18:24-A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.) For the laughter and tears. For the support and advice, for the good and bad. For understanding and persevering. I am not sure if I am easy to love, but it is good to be grateful for the ones who love me....even when the world seems to go abit of center. But mostly for unknowingly being there through the darker days.
4. For health and wealth:
It is easy to forget about this when you are healthy and rich. But I read somewhere "Pray for rain even in the springtime" meaning, you should never forget that dry times do come even when you are at the height of your game. I am currently flat broke but I can still be thankful that my family members steal the car and fuel it, that I get fed at work and so the sting is not all bad. And anyway seasons come and go. Tough people last, tough times don't etc etc. So for the fact that God has promised that I can always bounce back, although ungracefully, I am thankful.
5. For strong men:
There's a reason this is not under friends and family and here is why. I think men are an under-rated species especially by women. As an only girl, I tend to take men for granted quite easily. However, I have gotten my strongest backbone, toughest skin, softest shoulder and most critical advice from men. They have been a support system that cannot go unmentioned. They have been mentors, protectors, lovers, friends and much more. I have been lucky enough to know more than a few good men.
Last but not least, I am thankful for God, without Him, I would not have 5 things to be thankful for.