Living life with gratitude is not always easy. On a typical day there can be so many things that can go wrong and take away the joy of life. This weekend I had the incredible opportunity to go to church and hear our former pastor preach. His message was layered and pretty deep. I am actually still trying to digest it all. The one thing that I garnered from it so far is, in order to get fruit from the tree it needs to have strong roots. He told us about his roots and how he continues to grow in his faith and life with Christ. One of the points he made was that we need to give thanks to God for all things. I am generally a very grateful person. I do see the beauty in trying times because it makes me stronger. I am grateful for the small things in life because they remind me that I am alive. I am a work in progress. The scripture for his message came from Ecclesiastes 3:15, "Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and God will call the past to account." This short scripture is layered with meaning. As I begin to digest this scripture I am finding many meanings in it. One aspect that I have gotten from it is that things that have happened in my past are reflected in the present. So, I really need to take the time to correct my past mistakes so that my present can be full of blessings. Part of this is embracing who I am and where I have come from. I am blessed to have come from an amazing family who feeds my growth and embraces and nurtures me. I believe that my foundation is strong, now I need to nourish my growth so that I can continue to grow and change into someone whose present will be magnified in the future. I am so grateful that I have an open heart and an open mind so that I can look at myself and grow. I am so grateful to all those people in my life who have brought me to be the person I am today. God is not finished with me yet and I am incredibly grateful for that.
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A bit about me:
I am who I am thanks to God, my parents, my family, and my friends. My life is driven by faith. Oh, and I am a cancer survivor.