The Courage to Be Thankful
One definition of the word courage is, “Strength in the face of pain or grief.” When I consider the many challenges that life has greeted me with; I don’t think it’s enough to assume that it’s easy to be naturally courageous. There is an inner strength I have always had to cling to; aiding me in my choice to go forward continually in life.
I gave myself an assignment several months ago because I was a little depressed and something within me said, "instead of lingering in this place mentally; get up and make a daily journal of what you are thankful for. "
This exercise helped me so much; and I use it as a tool constantly to get myself back in motion so I can fulfill what I have been placed on earth for.
During this time of Thanksgiving ; we focus on food and family which is helpful and good for the soul.
When I considered what I would share regarding the levels of gratitude that I have in my life, the word courage kept resounding in my spirit. In my opinion and experience , to consistently remain thankful is a message you have to send your soul; and it will activate and instruct the mind towards behaviors that will affect your body and therefore your surrounding circumstances. I daily choose to be courageously grateful because I can’t live any other way.
Thankful for Resolve even when all things aren’t Resolved
Thankful to have an Audience that wants to Listen to my Musical Offerings
Thankful to have a God that is Sovereign with Me
Thankful to have a Creative Mind and Spirit
Thankful that I am no longer Trapped by Surrendering to a life of Normalcy
Thankful that I am living a life of Constant Awareness
Thankful for the Visions God gives me for others
Thankful for Light
Thankful for Clarity (of vision or of mind)
Thankful for Perspective
Thankful for the Holy Spirit as a true guiding voice
Thankful to have Amazing People in my life that are reflective of my Wonderful Present and Brilliant Future
Thankful to be comfortable in my skin (in all of it’s textured substance and darkness)
Thankful to be in a place where I decide what I desire and how. I am no longer beholding to an individual person who should be responsible for my singular success
Thankful to be a Grounded Man
Thankful for the pursuit of living an Excellent life
Thankful to have realized, that I am Enough
Thankful for God’s Favor