“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings”– William Arthur Ward
“In the Beginning, God created the Heaven and the Earth” – if you believe in this first and a simple verse in the Bible, – you will have difficulty in believing the rest of God’s word. “Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you ae God.” Psalms 90:2
The positive attribute to this lockdown is dedicating my time to read and meditate one of the most read book in the world, Bible. That has made me question his word, his purpose and plans and his revelations. A person who has never sinned, died for us, for our sins in the cross that should be our greatest eye-opener.
“Know that the Lord, he is God; It is he who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are his people and the sheep of his pasture.”
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Be thankful to Him, and bless his name” Psalms 100:3-4
There are amazing things you pause, ponder and appreciate in the moment. There are awful things you pause and question. Which is which you may never know, for its written in the Book – “He comes from the north as golden splendour… As for the almighty, we cannot find him; he is excellent in power, In judgement and abundant justice; He does not oppress. Therefore men fear him; He shows no partiality to any who are wise of heart.”
“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.”
“Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and awful it’s ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.”
Thankfulness is the beginning of Gratitude. Thankfulness is merely words and Gratitude, an act! Each day is a beginning of another chapter in our lives. The much needed change in life had shown red signals throughout but the recipient had failed to respond. Sometimes you get so cozy with your comfort zone that you become reluctant to even move your foot to possibilities. Believe it or not, there is this surviving mental health looming in everyone lives crisis, being anxious in varying amounts. Some worrying about worldly things and others questioning faith. The truth is twenty four hours are given to us to define. How much have you gain productivity in out of 24 hours? Did you wake up today and thank the highest power of creation. Did you meditate for your inner peace? Did you listen to any podcasts? Did you read any good books for good thoughts? Did you write your journal? What was the productivity, you were thinking?
The internet can be toxic, an isolation from human connections. Being alone, confused and anxious about society. What does the
other one think about me? Often tortured our peace of mind. isnt it? We are using our gadgets to “connect”, yet we find ourselves alone than ever.
If you can bring some positivity to a stranger, what will you do? A message? A virtual hug? A smiley? A token of appreciation? Do it if you can. We need more people to share kindness and humility and not to barge in as arrogant who can pose as a leader of satan’s army.
There are millions out there who surrendered lives to this pandemic. There are millions stranded in many places. There are thousands who doesn’t have food or shelter. There are many whose walking 1000kms to homes due to unemployment, abandoned from their families and lack of money to live. We are privileged in many ways than one. Be grateful. We have a roof over our heads, food on the table and our comforts to lie down. We have loved ones to talk and care. All I can do is kneel down, cross my fingers and pray. I hope you do too.
Remember this little monster, this small organism can bring the humans on their toes. Don’t let pandemic ask for your prayers and thankfulness? Your humanity. Your humility. Your kindness.
How do you begin your day? What would be your thankfulness?
P.S: Aaron from The Confusing Middle has started a Sunday Scribblings post which is encouraging others to write on the same topic. This week’s topic is Beginning.
© Kikzbee 2020