Day 1 – 10,000 Reasons

Traditionally November is my favorite month. The host of my favorite holiday, our wedding anniversary…finding out I was pregnant twice…both in 2004 and 2006. Despite even the tragic things like falling ill in 2002, November remained adored in my heart. But this year, I’m not so excited. For the first time in over a decade I didn’t want to write and share why I’m grateful.

When I’m hurting, I isolate. It’s a coping mechanism I learned early-on in life. When you don’t put yourself out there, you don’t get hurt. I just don’t know if I can truly take any.more.hurt. So, I prayed. God answered.

My music was on shuffle this morning and what did I hear? Ten-Thousand Reasons. Ten-thousand reasons to be grateful. In the hurt. In the sadness. In the brokenness. When things aren’t going how I’d like. It reminded me to choose joy and choose to be thankful…to choose to see.

Friends, I don’t know what you’re going through, but God showed me, yet again today, that there is always, always, always something to be thankful for. Will you join me in choosing joy?

Rejoice always,  pray continually,  give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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