Easy to be thankful

sky-sunnyJust think about it! I woke up this morning!  There is a whole world full of possibilities- of the wonderful things that we could do!  We all have a choice when we wake up, to wake up and take this day head on, make the most of all we have and be happy, do the best that we can do to fulfill our purposes in life.  To make it worthwhile.  My purpose right now is to provide comfort through encouraging words, letting others know that the struggle with a TBI gets better, how it can get better, and by creating awareness.  Providing comfort to people in our community who are grieving by crocheting prayer shawls through my church.

We opened our eyes this morning, there is everything to be thankful for, whatever we wish to do, we can some how make it happen.  No matter how small or insignificant we think it may be, this is yet another accomplishment.  Everyone has some sort of trouble in their lives, sure mine is a little more apparent, but that should not change the perspective on life.  God has allowed us to open our eyes today, let’s not take advantage of that fact by thinking, ‘oh woe is me, I have a brain injury’ (or some form of other disability)  Instead be thankful to be alive! Praise the Lord that we can just open our eyes!  We may think that some people have it so easy, while others have it so hard; although yet another downfall is comparison.  It’s all about the perspective that we have.  Some people, simply by thinking more positively, glass half full mindset, have the energy to make their lives better.  When you take a moment to think of the fact that you have a  bed to wake up in, a computer on which to read or type, the ability to form letters into a word and then into a sentence, take just a moment to think of all that there is to be thankful,and it will make you a happier you that will be unable to wipe that smile off of you’re face.  When we get into a bad moment, and start to feel sorry for ourselves, just look at all the blessings we have on our backs.  When look and be thankful for what we do have, instead of concentrating on what we don’t, our state of mind changes.

This THANKFUL THURSDAY and pretty much everyday, I am thankful to be alive, I am thankful to open my eyes and start yet another day.

So, please comment and tell me on this Thankful Thursday one reason that you are thankful.  See how your state of mind changes by focusing on the positive instead of the negative.  And remember, it’s all a state of mind. 

About Danielle!

A young professional Longwood University alum, with a traumatic brain injury having previously worked in the Therapeutic Recreation field with the elderly at nursing homes in Fairfax, VA. Now as a TBI advocate, trying to help others learn more about TBIs is involved in support groups, as well as very involved in my church, child care, and working part-time at a library
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