Sometimes life is rough.
I’m not saying that as a “woe is me” type of statement; I’m just stating that as fact.
As much as we might want things to be rainbows and unicorns all the time, they aren’t.
But, that’s ok.
Through those times that aren’t the best, we can learn, we can grow, we have the potential to change, for our eyes to be opened to things around us.
But we have to be willing.
Today I was not really feeling like myself. Different things were eating at me and bothering me.
But then I remembered I have so much to be thankful for. Why dwell on negative thoughts and let my attention dwell there?
Here are some of the things I am thankful for right now:
-Having the opportunity to live life here and being accepted in such a great community
-Being able to see and be a part of all of the changes at Champions Christian Primary School
-The beautiful nature I am surrounded by here. It never ceases to amaze me.
-Friends and family in America who are willing to adjust their schedules or stay up really late to talk with me
-Sisters who give me photo books to capture memories of the WorldRace
-Going into Kenya last Friday; definitely a good but different trip than expected.
-I really enjoy the food here, which is good since I eat it every day:)
-Being able to cook on a stove-top twice now
-Feeling needed when people had no idea how to start said stove-top
-My walk to school and having that time to pray or collect my thoughts
-The people I live with; showing me love and caring for me like I am a part of their own family
-This little girl who calls me, “Teacher Bechin.” And tends to be my joyful-shadow.
-When music starts, so does dancing – thus I just took a break from typing to join a mini dance party in the family room
-As I walk places, I know people and they know me by name, I’m not always just, “hey mzungu [white person]”
My list is not done, but for this blog it is:)
When life is getting you down, try to stop it.
What’s on your thankful list?