I was thinking what to write on this page when I got a glimpse of one of my daughter’s article titled “With A Thankful Heart”. I suddenly realized there are a lot of things I should be thankful of.
First, I have my share of life’s ups and downs where downs were so many.
At the age of twenty two, I got married to a man I thought would helped me grow as a human. In his hands, I did grew. He had my life full of miseries. I didn’t enjoy the life of being a wife. For almost fifteen years of being together, I never felt happiness. Worst, I hadn’t been myself all through out that marriage. I had been psychologically mistreated.
However, I was thankful for that part of my life for without it, I will not see the difference. I would not be able to differentiate happiness and misery. Yes, it’s very easy to define that state theoretically now..
Now, I can see and feel the effect of that experience. My daughters having been successful in their chosen field. Finished their school, graduated with flying colors and establish a good life with their own family.
Second and I think the most significant one is that it molded me of who I am now. I am now fifty years old. I can now say, I have live my life to the fullest. Nothing to regret of. True. There are so many things in this life we should be thankful of.
Whatever situation you are in, refuse to surrender. You should be thankful instead and look for positive reasons why it is happening to us. If you had failures, you should look at it as a stepping stone for a brighter and a hopeful tomorrow. If you are faced with problems, faced it squarely and look for positive solutions. God will never forsake those who cling and called on Him.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. (Ecclesiastes 3. 1-8)