Today I am thankful... for witnessing the unfolding of how our good Lord has worked in my life. It's been sixteen beautiful years after He had gifted me with a brand new start through the life-changing vehicular accident that fractured and dislocated two levels of my spine. And though He had allowed me to be forever dependent on the wheelchair for mobility, I will always be grateful and will always marvel at the inward renewal that has taken place.
I am thankful for my acquired disability because it has compelled me to have unparalleled optimism, gladness and faith. To combat my negative thoughts that may occur every now and then, I will collate only good things that will transpire: instances of joy, triumphs, accomplishments and milestones worth remembering no matter how insignificant or trivial it may be. At the end of the year, I will surely be surprised at the numerous blessings as I read and recall each and every positive event. This is also a great way of focusing on the good instead of dwelling on things that will only dampen my spirit.
I am thankful that He has sustained my needs as well as my family's throughout the year. Nevertheless, saving is a prudent move for me to not hurt my wallet. I will set aside a certain amount every day. Thus, when an emergency arises, I will have sufficient funds for it and not go on scrimping on other essentials.
Consequently, the very word that defines my sentiments is best described through the poster below:
This 2013, have you thought of making a difference
with your life? I'd be happy to hear it!