Encouragement, Holidays, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

November Thankfulness—Part I

No life is perfect. No year is without some trial, error, and learning. This year, though very wonderful, I believe is only the beginning for me. My pastor calls it “convergence.” Where it all comes together. I’m very thankful, and I’m going to continue to cultivate that attitude of gratitude. When we cultivate thankfulness in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday, we partner with God and allow Him to work more fully in our lives. #NovemberThankfulness #MeghansChoice #RosesRedemption #attitudeofgratitude #Thanksgiving #convergence @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

When the month of November rolls around, I’ve already begun thinking about the New Year. Yet, inevitably, reflection of this year also crowds my thoughts. 2018 has been one of the better years of my life, and I’ve lived well over sixty. Two years ago, was so difficult, and I’ve related some of that here on these posts. Last year at this time, I was anxiously awaiting the release of my first novel, Meghan’s Choice. This year, I’m anxiously awaiting the release of my second novel, Rose’s Redemption. I’ve also had five major speaking/teaching engagements. I have one planned already for next year. God has been very good to me this year. I’m so thankful He’s brought me this far.

I’ve been waiting for this time my whole life. I’m having “the time of my life.” I love teaching writing workshops, and this year, for the first time, I spoke in a church service by giving my testimony, then praying for people. I love seeing people experience the presence of God.

So today, I’m thankful for the gifts God has given me, but most of all, I’m thankful that Jesus saved me. I wasn’t a “horrible” sinner, as we define it, but I had anger issues for sure. God’s been helping me with those over the years. I can still get really angry, but it’s not as often and the rage is not as severe as it once was.

When we allow the Lord to help us through the trials and tribulations of our lives, by opening our hearts to Him, He comes into our hearts and brings peace, love, acceptance, and hope for change. Thankfulness becomes normal. #NovemberThankfulness #MeghansChoice #RosesRedemption #attitudeofgratitude #Thanksgiving #convergence @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

What are you thankful for today? Leave a comment and let me know.

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