Focus on Yourself, Not Others

A couple of days ago, I threw myself a pity party. The reason was I felt invisible. These thoughts came into my head. I have nothing in common with my friends. They all hang out sometimes without me. I always have to invite people to things, if I want to see them.

These thoughts are not completely true. Usually I feel bad after I scroll through social media after I see vacation pics, hangouts between friends, people bragging about something or another.

I haven’t heard God’s voice in awhile. Maybe I stopped listening or something else was being planned by Him and I needed to wait. So I began praying (more like fretting), God bring me new friends or make me more likeable so I do not feel alone.

“No need to think about these things anymore. Stop comparing, just start doing things that bring you joy. Be thankful for your life.” Praise God for the Holy Spirit instructions!

If you are feeling less than thankful as we celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow, think deep and something will come up. Even if all you can be thankful for are drinking water and electrical power, you are doing better than many people in the world.

Remember all that God has done for you. You are valuable, important and lovable.

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November Thankful

November 24

I am thankful for every meal I eat because many people in this world go days without food.

My family had the pleasure of volunteering for Project Nourish. Project Nourish is an organization through the Foursquare denomination. They feed people in areas of the world where there are famines and/or disasters.

After this experience, I will never forget about those who go hungry and find ways to help out.

November Thankful

November 23

I am thankful for my mediocre life. We’ve been told by people, we seem boring and don’t like to have fun (that costs a lot). I prefer to not be stressed and not work myself to death just so I can buy stuff. If I worked full time, maybe we could afford to go on vacation and have more experiences. But for this season, I know my slow home life matters for our daughter.

November Thankful

November 22

I am thankful for the first responders who take care of those in the event of an emergency. They run to danger as most of us run away from it. I hope my family and I will never need that service, but I am thankful our county has some of the best services out there.