Wednesday, September 05, 2007
I Thank You, Lord.
by © WritingsForLife
Sometimes, life feels good. I think life is good. It is always good. It's just that at times we turn bad. We complain too much. We envy others. We stress out and screw up a lot of things that could have easily been avoided, and then we start feeling sorry for ourselves . The moment we start feeling sorry about ourselves is the moment we make ourselves vulnerable to all the wrongs and open doors for various sorts of depressions to come and haunt us.
Depression is just like the ocean. We think we know it well, we know about the tide and we know about the waves. And it doesn’t matter if you’re having fun at a safe distance; sometimes it just catches you off-guard. When you least expect it, this giant waves pulls you back where it’s deep and your feet can’t touch the ground. Sometimes the wave is so strong it pulls you under water and your strength is nothing compared to nature’s viciousness.
But, there are always a lot of things to look forward to in life. I wonder why we just don’t. We just stare too long at the door that is closed and we never know the thousand other better doors that have been opened for us and in the end we end up blaming our luck or worse yet, blaming God for putting us in such a position. We are so ungrateful.
I will confess that I have been ungrateful even though I promised the Lord that I wouldn’t be. I know He did so much for me, and I still have been ungrateful. When He did miracles for me, I thanked him for the moment and moved on, and not long after, I was thinking, don’t I just have talent or what? I have the most attractive personality and I am the most successful person among my peers.
The truth is I don’t deserve any of this.
Do we ever deserve anything or is it all divine blessing? I wonder.
Keeping different types of people and perspectives in mind, I think it totally depends on your faith. It depends how much you believe and how much are you willing to risk. I, for one, have a lot of faith. I believe… with all my heart.
… and I think that is why my Lord drags me out of all the bad things eventually even if I am being ungrateful. He brings good people in front of me and He provides me comfort.
So… life is good. I am feeling good. Everyone around me is good. Studies are going well. I am getting a chance to catch up with old friends. Parents are doing well. My one and only is not sick anymore. My friends are there for me when I need them. Fun trips are being planned every other day. I am all smiles.
It's the little things that makes life worth it, right? It's the little things that bring about the greatest satisfaction.
I hope you all stop today and think about the little things in life. Think. Smile. Thank.
And for once, I am THANKFUL.
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