There is always something to be thankful for. I know this to be true now more than ever.
I recently had a serious health scare. I didn’t think I would make it to Christmas. Every day for weeks on end I would wake up and think it was going to be my last day. That’s how bad I felt. I was bone weary, I was in pain, dizzy and nauseated, and I couldn’t think properly. Why didn’t I go to the doctor sooner, you ask? Well, I was busy with projects. When I finally made time to go for a check up, the doctor wanted to send me to the hospital right away.
I’m on my way to recovery now, and definitely feeling a lot better; and also resolved to take better care of myself from here on. My energy is slowly coming back and my mind is now able to focus again.
It sure put everything in perspective for me. Why was I killing myself for my work? How did I allow my business to take over my entire life? Was I willing to let my kids and my husband suffer for my own ambitions? It hit me that I was actually sacrificing what was most important to me in order to achieve success.
It was a wake up call and I’m ever so grateful that it happened just when it did. Not just because I survived it, but also because despite being ill and about to collapse at any given moment, I was still able to work, still able to finish projects, take care of my kids, and even decorate our home for the holidays. It sure didn’t come from me, that grace that kept me functioning even at my lowest point.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
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