Normally people call today “Thirsty Thursday“. The day before the weekend starts so they can start celebrating with a few cocktails a day early. When I say “Thirsty Thursday”, I ask, “What are you Thirsty for?” Of course, the majority of people come back with whatever their favorite drink would be…. Miller Lite, Margarita, Hennessy, etc. But I say you should be “Thirsty for Life! Thirsty for Love! Thirsty for Success! Thirsty to Help Others! Thirsty for God!”
Over the last 3-5 years, I have come to realize that Life is Very Short. Yesterday is a Memory, Tomorrow is a Mystery. Your life is like a novel that is being written day by day. As the day ends and the ink dries on the page, it gets turned to the next. Once the ink is dry, there is No Changing what has happened. When that chapter is finished then its time to “Turn The Page To a New Beginning”! A new day and a new start to what will be an Amazing life if you give it a chance.
See, on my Facebook today, I labeled it as “Thankful Thursday”! See this week is our 24/7 prayer week at my church (Cumberland Community Church in Smyrna, Ga). For 7 days, people sign up for 1 hour slots to go and pray in the sanctuary. So, in essence, there is somebody praying 24 hours a day for 7 days. I have been going here for almost 18 months now and have had the privilege to participate in 3 of these prayer weeks. Today was my 3-4am time slot. There is Nothing more amazing than to be in the sanctuary by yourself, going to the different prayer stations and just feeling the Holy Spirit move with you and Hearing God speak to your heart. I had a very moving and emotional prayer time, praying for my friends in need and especially my children. My daughter has been having a rough time lately so I prayed for her healing, strength and guidence. Then as I started praying for my son I was overcome by a Feeling of a strong vibration with chills, being filled with love, overcome with tears, as I Thanked God for my Son and how awesome of a man, father and husband he has grown into. That I prayed that he be protected, blessed and all of his prayers be answered for being such a blessing to me. Then to find out that God was Moving for my son at that exact hour was just Awe Inspiring in itself.
So, needless to say, my day started off Awesome! I go to the gym and train my morning client, come home for lunch and find that my books came in for my national certification exam came in! Woot Woot! Super excited (and nervous at the same time) about getting ready for that. I am texting with my son talking about the prayer events and my exam when I get a phone call from Iroff and Son Jewelers saying I was 1 of the 5 people selected in their “Race for The Ring” contest!! Can you Say “SCORE“!!!
This Sunday, me plus my girls LaTaunya and Emmerald, and the other 4 contestants meet at the jewelry store at Noon for a Scavenger Hunt! First 1 to get back wins the ring! I am One Happy Girl Right Now!!
I gave you ALL of these details to say this, Every Day is a Blessing! You Always have Something to Be Thankful For! If you woke up this morning…that means you are Alive!! Be Thankful! If, you are alive then your purpose on this earth has yet to be fulfilled….which means…. the Best is yet to Come!! (How Awesome Is That!!) If you are reading this, then you have internet, so Be Thankful! (Because there are a lot of people who don’t.) You have a roof over your head, food on the table, clothes on your back, a job, a wife/husband/significant other, children, a car, public transportation, a beautiful sunrise/sunset….The Air in Your Lungs, The Strength to Walk/Run/Workout, Eyes to See, Ears to Hear….Do you get it?!! #BeThankful!
Do Not let another minute, hour, day, week, month or year go by, that you don’t tell the ones you love how you feel. Or you don’t let someone know that you appreciate the little things that they do just because. Smile at somebody just because you can, it may be the only thing good that happens to them all day. Hold the door open for the person behind you, not because you have to, but because you can, it feels good and it doesn’t cost you anything to be nice. Pay It forward! Be A Blessing to someone else and watch the blessings be showered upon you! Life is Short! Live Out Loud!
So, tell me, What are you Thankful for today? Leave me a comment and let me know! I would love to hear what makes you smile everyday!