November Thankfulness—Part II

Sometimes it’s hard to be thankful — to find something to be grateful for. But we can find something. Even in the worst of circumstances, we can find something to be thankful for. #NovemberThankfulness #attitudeofgratitude #Thanksgiving @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

Here’s what I posted two years ago, during that challenging period of time of testing. This is pretty much the whole blog post. At that time, I was only posting once a week, and that post was about writing.

This week is Thanksgiving in the U.S. We pause to think about what we are thankful for. I am learning to give thanks in the midst of disappointment and change.

There were a couple of good things that happened during that Late Summer/Fall of 2016. I’ve talked a little about them. I posted this in my journal during November 2016.

What the future—next year—will be like—I have no idea. It’s hard for me to expect specific things because I never get what I expect.

If I “expect” to do well in a contest—it’s never as good as I’d like.

I simply believe God.

That’s all.

And even though I have many disappointments this year…there are a few “good things.”

I had a bad cold over Thanksgiving that year, and one of my husband’s running friends brought us Thanksgiving dinner.

I’ve already talked about being restored to a type of ministry. It which means so much, because it was a 2006 severe disappointment in that area that took 10 years to heal.

The key is to simply believe God. Believe that He has a good plan for your life. Believe that He knows the when and where and what of your life.

Galatians 6:9 says (NKJV) “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”

NLT says it this way: “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”

What good things, in the midst of the troubles of your life can you find? Are you about to give up? Are you ready for a harvest of blessing? Leave a comment and let me know. Remember, the key is to simply believe God. Believe that He has a good plan for your life. Believe that He knows the when and where and what of your life. #NovemberThankfulness #attitudeofgratitude #Thanksgiving @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

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