What Do I Have To Be Thankful For?

Paula Megginson By Paula Megginson, 30th Dec 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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What do I have to be thankful for? I could spend mounds of time complaining and it will accomplish nothing. Instead I will see things in a different light and expect a turnaround in my life situations and circumstances.

I Could Look Back

What do I have to be thankful for? I could spend mounds of time complaining. I could spend mounds of time crying over past mistakes or I could spend equal time rejoicing over the things I have learned, gained or lost. I have had many experiences in my years of living, and some of the things I have endured, I believe no human should have ever had to endure, yet each one has served to create in me the person I am today.
I could look back at my youth, when hopscotch was the "in" game, or at the times when a trip to the local playground was like "gold" to me. I could look at the times when I was punished for things I did not do, or at the times when I could have saved my own skin and chose to be quiet thinking they would know I was innocent and redeem me. I could look at the times I felt violated and abused even by those I thought loved me, or I could look at what motivation it all gave me to press on and still exist.

Not Enough Time And Space

I have a great deal to be thankful for. Time and space won't let me tell it all. I am thankful for the times that made me cry, because as I remembered those awful moments, I learned what not to do again. I have learned that history has a habit of repeating itself and I have the power to change its outcome by how I receive or perceive what happens to me. I am thankful for every tear I shed during those tough times because they made me examine who I am and why this situation came my way. Tough times have caused me to take control of myself in any situation. Giving God the glory I am still standing!
I am thankful for the choices I have made in my life, even the ones that I regret, simply because the outcome has given me a story to tell. I have learned what to teach someone else who is heading down the same path I once was on. I am thankful for the eagle eye vision those choices me. The outcome of those choices has caused me to see things in a totally different light.I see things now in a whole new light. Through all of my bad choices, there were people who misunderstood my motives and caused me much pain , but I have learned to love them despite the situations . I had to learn to forgive them especially when they really didn't understand how they had hurt me, and I had to learn to see them where they are and keep going on. I had to learn to keep on Standing and Give God the glory; I am still standing! It has not been an easy road but it has been educational and informational.

The Love Of Family

I am thankful for the love of my children who have endured with me through some of the toughest times in our lives; times that could have been prevented if not for my own selfish pride. They loved me in the midst of it all and when they found out it was my fault they forgave me. My children still love me. There were times when my children yearned for a special relationship with me; I was not always capable of giving it to them like they needed me to.but they hung in there and they loved me through it all. I can't complain. I am not perfect by a long shot. But they still love me and I love them too? I may not have been the absolute best mother on the planet but I think I taught them well when it comes to loving unconditionally. Giving God the glory I am still standing!We are still standing.
Not all of my experiences were of a negative nature but I have to examine myself and see the good in those negative events. I have to thank God that I did not lose my mind, kill myself or someone else. I have to thank God for being beside me through all the good and bad times of my life. I am thankful for this and a whole lot more! I am also thankful for the days that are ahead the brighter future, and the smiling heart that is growing daily. I am thankful for a close knit family life and for the hope of a more peaceful future because of the wisdom gained from my past.

I am thankful to God for showing me how to change my way of thinking on a daily basis. He shows me in such simple ways how to think, how to speak and how to conduct myself in the presence of others. He shows me the things I should stop saying or thinking. and when I do what he suggest, my life is so much sweeter. I am thankful that even at an older age I can still grow and learn. That is a great value all by itself! I have so much to thank God for. I have no real right to complain about anything. When I compare the goodness of God in my life to everything else. I Am Blessed! God has been good to me and to mine! I am sure He has been good to you and yours too! That is what I have to be thankful for and so much more!

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author avatar Paula Megginson
Hello! My name is Paula (Brower) Megginson, I am a 55 year old mother of 3 (adults), and a writer and lover of poetry. I am a Christian and ordained minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have been

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
31st Dec 2013 (#)

be thank full for everything and you will then be thankful...if you follow the teachings of the Christ joy is part of your ministry surely...

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author avatar Paula Megginson
31st Dec 2013 (#)

This is so true thank you so much!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
31st Dec 2013 (#)

my pleasure for I follow His teachings of love also...

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author avatar Paula Megginson
31st Dec 2013 (#)

awesome!

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author avatar Kingwell
1st Jan 2014 (#)

Start with day by counting your blessings and always be thankful. Awesome article!

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author avatar Paula Megginson
1st Jan 2014 (#)

I agree Thank you!

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9th Dec 2014 (#)

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