Give Thanks in All Circumstances
Health is way more than just what you eat and managing your blood pressure. Our emotional health matters too. Life can throw you a curve ball, or just plain punch you in the gut. No matter what ails you, whether it be a failed relationship, a lost job, or anything in between, we need to choose joy and not be victims of our circumstances. One way that I have found to get myself out of an emotional rut is to participate in 30 Days of Thanks. Every day, I choose to be thankful for what I have, rather than long for what I don’t. I want to share with you the first 10 things for which I am truly thankful!
Day 1: I’m thankful for the family and friends that shower me with love when I need it most.
Day 2: I’m thankful for a new missional community to challenge and encourage me.
Day 3: Forever thankful for this girl and her tough love. Even when she tells me to stop being a “ninny.”
Day 4: I’m thankful for a wonderful internship that has led me to a [part time] job, and some of the best coworkers!
Day 5: I’m thankful for my super cool, chocolate-making brother and a last minute getaway to Williamsburg.
Day 6: I’m thankful for donuts. And bacon. And donuts with bacon.
Day 7: I’m thankful for my one and only Bailey boo. 13 years and going strong.
Day 8: I’m thankful for my inherited love for cooking and a wonderful mommy to teach me!
Day 9: 4 years ago, I started playing with some pretty cool horses. I am so thankful for the friendship that came with it!
Day 10: I’m thankful for foodie adventures in Bmore with my lady, Rachel!
Some days are harder than others. But no matter what challenges come my way, taking the time each day to examine the blessings in my life makes all the difference for my emotional health.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. -1 Thess 5:16-18