As Thanksgiving has arrived, I've been reminded of two things.
1) Hard times, when approached properly, make us stronger, better people.
2) There are people who have it much worse than I
So with this in mind, I am grateful for hard times and good times because they build my faith and character in Christ and help me to be the person I am destined to be. Difficult times and easy times develop my relationship with God. I am thankful for God's love and grace through it all.
I am thankful for my family, for all the times they sat with me while I cried and rejoiced with me when I soared. I am thankful for the beauty that is all around me
Oops, how did this get in here? heheh
Images from vi.sualize.us
As an aside, I'm also thankful for meerkats. Once I was playing charades with a group of kids. The kids had to pick an animal to act out, I'm not sure who was acting, or what animal they were suppose to be but suddenly one of the little girls blurted out "A DEAD MEERKAT ON A POLE!?" Etsy has some great meerkats!
Meerkat sleep eye mask from Squirrellicious
Meerkat portrait from Berkley Illustration
A teenage emo meerkat and Mary, Joseph and Jesus Meerkats from Nifty Knits
Even a meerkat necklace from Gee Lizzie
Heck with kitschy deer and owls, I'm gonna collect meerkats! (And robots of course).... and maybe skunks.
To end this very long post, here's a thought, just for you!