Sometimes it’s easy to be grateful. An unexpected blessing, a gift…stuff like that. Some other times though, you have to choose to be grateful. A deliberate,conscious action to thank God for the things around you. Even though it doesn’t seem like there is much to be thankful for
I had a zero power situation for 4 days. No gen, no PHCN,no inverter. It was frustrating. Depressing. I gave out and threw out food. Cooked food and threw it away. And just griped. Till I remembered that there are parts of my country where this is normal. Where people do not have gens. Where power comes when power comes and they are grateful for it
I don’t know why exactly God allowed me to experience that, but I had to make myself say thank You. For an office to charge my phone. For breeze. For food that didnt spoil overnight. For somewhere to go. For the life I have lived. It sobered me. Humbled me. Silenced me.
I am reminded anew to be deliberately grateful. Thankful for all I have, all I am given and all I can expect.
I am grateful.
Tonight, as I droop off to sleep, cooled by the fan blowing on me, I am doubly grateful.