If you cannot find something to be thankful for, you really DO have a problem and I SYMPATHIZE with you. To be honest there is probably very little that can be done for you in your present state. I hope one day you have a lot to be thankful for.
I remember when my dad passed away, I heard so many folks say, he is much happier now and so much better off. You know what, I didn’t care, I wanted him back. I wasn’t thankful for the time I had with him, I was thinking of the present, and he was gone. The rock that I had leaned on, the stable force of common sense that was always there, was lying in a casket. I saw my brothers and sisters hurt, my mother was devastated. Thankful? NO! Not at that time. There have been other times I was not thankful. I was wrong, but I was not thankful.
Not everyone is like Job, from the Old Testament. You have to admire that guy and I do. But I am sure he was special, he stood head and shoulders above the rest of us, he was a special man.
The majority of us are not that special or strong. There are times that we are not thankful. I was reading a novel once where a lady’s son had been kidnapped, mistreated terribly and killed. The mother was confessing to her priest, that she had sinned terribly. She had railed against God. His answer was “Go your way, God has large shoulders he can take it, and always remember, you are still in his arms.”
I realize that was a fiction writer, but I think the writer was on the right track.
There are times when even in America it is hard to be thankful. When you find your teen age daughter is pregnant, when you find your child is deep into drugs. I can’t even imagine losing a mate. Yes the list can go on and on. Folks can point out the things you have to be thankful for, but somehow there are times that they do not count.
So I hope you are as thankful as I am and are a blessed. If not one day you will be, hang in there.
Thanks for coming this way, I am thankful for that…
Those Kentucky girls......
The other guys were Thankful!