The combination of Christmas and the recent tragedy in CT got me to thinking about being thankful.
All of us have so much to be thankful for. If you are reading this, you are literate, you have the use of a computer and most likely you have the desire to help others. You probably have friends, family and enough food to eat.
But maybe you are not in a thankful place right now. Maybe you were affected by the events in CT. Maybe you feel blue during this Christmas season because you miss loved ones. Perhaps you are overwhelmed by things you have to get done or by gifts you can’t get for those you love the most. You hear this “be thankful” message and it just makes you feel worse because you can’t bring yourself to be thankful in the midst of the storm you are in.
Be Strong. There is help, and whats more you will be help to others in the future.
The trials you endure now will strengthen you. Then, you in turn can strengthen others. You will learn from the experience and in time, when it has passed, you will share your experience, your wisdom and your pain with others. You will be their beacon of hope and light during their storm, and you will be credible because you will have LIVED through it yourself.
If you are already through the storm, look back on it and write down how you did it. Channel that passion into your speech and share it. Others are where you were and they need your help!
Be thankful and share it with others!