Gratitude is a natural boomerang

Regardless of where we are at this very moment, we can approach life with gratefulness and share it with others reaping the benefits or live with a heavy heart and bitterness. Whether you are struggling financially or deal with a chronic illness that leaves you feeling less than human you can change your mindset and find that you situation begins to change. Yes, not every day is perfect, and it is sometimes difficult to find the positives to be joyful about, but rest assured they are there

So, if God woke you up this morning means He is not done with you yet and you have been given the privilege of another day to enjoy to the best of your ability.  Then take a moment and share a kind word, a smile and/or a friendly gesture like letting someone go ahead of you at the grocery store. You will soon see that your discomfort and negativity begin to fade. It is difficult to keep our negative thoughts and feelings going when we approach things with a grateful/thankful heart.

Gratitude is God’s natural boomerang returning 10-fold. It brings hope, love, and peace to others as well as to us. It can help keep us focused and moving forward instead of becoming static and unbalanced. Even if the car will not start, you may be running behind, or your pain is overwhelming you can stop, breathe, refocus, and take the time to talk to God asking Him for guidance, patients, and the ability to live with gratitude. When we approach life with gratefulness and thanksgiving everyone including us will benefit.

Published by Denise Rogers

I am a wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother who enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, gardening, and I am learning to live with being disabled. In 2017, after my 8th thoracic spinal surgery, I lost all feeling from the waist down as well as losing my proprioception on the right side. This has made it difficult to stand without assistive devices and made it, so I am having to relearn to walk. Plus, I have another uncommon condition called Chiari Malformation Type 1 which also creates balance issues as well as many other health issues. Because of the Chiari and the spinal cord injury, I have been left with severe nerve damage which causes a great deal of pain (5 and greater on pain scale) as well as spasticity, muscle spasms, and allodynia (burning) in various areas of my body. I have endured 8 surgeries on my Thoracic Spine and will probably need more as the drain that was placed will eventually clog and require replacement. Currently, I have a spinal to pleural cavity shunt, which drains the CSF from my arachnoid cysts into my pleural cavity. Professionally, I am a retired Health Care Professional with over 26 years of experience. I have worked in the Public Health realm as well as in Long Term Care and Acute Care. I have a B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work. It is my hope that through sharing my personal trials, experiences, and triumphs that I can help others keep moving forward. No matter what life throws at us we can always tell a better story. I know that God is with me and because of this anything is possible. His promise to be by my side every step of the way helps me to keep pushing on even when there are setbacks.

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