To Be Blessed (Randyjw; December 23, 2017)
Despite my tribulations in this world, I have been blessed. From the family that raised me, along with several mother surrogates, to the friends I cherish and the time spent in others’ company, my life, overall, is one I do not take for granted.
I thank G-d for allowing me this gift and for placing all life’s blessings and obstacles in my path, so that I may overcome, learn, feel joy, along with its pain, and for everything else I’ve experienced, to-date.
I thank all who have come into my life for their words of comfort, wisdom, warning, and advice. You have touched my life, and I am grateful for all that you have done. Were it not for my state of homelessness, I would never have been able to receive the medical attention I needed to remove the basal cell carcinoma from my forehead, and to keep an eye on a density seen on my screening mammogram I recently received. I can’t ask why I received these medical problems, but I can thank G-d that they were taken care of. Perhaps all these things were a wake-up call for me to never take for granted this cherished life and the time we spend while we are placed upon this earth.
Thank you to the very special people in this forum who inspire me daily; I love you all. I hope you will always, like the eternal flame, leave the lamplight on and keep the midnight oil burning.
In this holiday season, may we all find some time to pause and recall the things and people in our lives for which, and to whom, we are grateful. This article caught my eye, and it gives a few Biblical examples of verses of encouragement in lending a hand to others. Have a wonderful holiday season and a happy and prosperous New Year.
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