Thank you for this thread, Snafu. There’s one?
Life is kind of like riding a motorcycle. If you have ever taken the wrong line around a corner too fast and find yourself heading into the other lane you will know what I’m talking about. Where you focus and look is where you will go. You have to focus on where you want to go despite the fact that your mind is screaming for you to look at the car you are about to become one with. Being thankful puts you on the right path away from the disaster.
I have trouble being genuine with people. I hide behind humor and/or sarcasm, or just plain hide. I’m trying to grow out of that, because I’m desperately sick of being a liar, afraid to share my heart for fear of rejection. I guess I’m ready to accept people not liking me for who I am instead of the stupid front I put forward. Here goes nothing.
I’m thankful for mercy, forgiveness and unconditional love that I have found in Jesus. My father took his own life when I was young and things at home were not so good, and I was on the path of self destruction filled with anger and hate when God turned my life around and gave me hope and love when there was none for any person on this planet.
I’m thankful for my wife and wonder why she loves me especially when we first met. I was a complete wreck. I had nothing but a backpack of possessions and the propensity for trouble. Thankful that she has stayed by my side for 15 years through it all. She is a saint, in my estimation. I’m not an easy person to love, and often not easy to even be around. I am hyper-sensitive, emotional, intense, push people away, often irrational and downright selfish a lot of times, just to name a few reasons. When I act a fool, she doesn’t act a fool back, and that shames me and convicts my heart of guilt more than any chastisement ever could. What an example to follow! Seriously, I won the lottery when it comes to spouses and I pray that I can learn to love as freely/honestly as she does. I’m thankful for my two incredible children that have taught me invaluable life lessons that I could not have learned otherwise. I didn’t even have a hint of what self sacrifice was until these precious little treasures stole my heart 13 years ago.
I’m thankful for my dogs, and all the animals that have been such a comfort and joy in my life.
Sorry if I made anybody uncomfortable by sharing. I know I am uncomfortable with it so you probably are too. ;D