As a part of the Spiritual Growth journey that I am on I am being asked to write my narrative. I’m writing this post because I’m not really looking forward to writing out my story.
I’m blessed to have grown up in a family where I felt loved and supported. I’m blessed to have a brother and sister who I get a long with and enjoy hanging out with. I love my wife and kids. I’ve been blessed to go to college and get an education. I’m blessed to have a job where I am working in the field that I studied.
My pains and struggles are a blessing as well. I’m blessed to have felt like a dork in high school. I was blessed to never have a girlfriend throughout Jr. High and High School. I was blessed to have some really horrible jobs and really horrible bosses. I was blessed to dislocate my shoulder in football practice. I was blessed to be in a drama team. I was blessed to be in a band.
I am looking at my narrative. With the benefit of hindsight I really do feel like I have been blessed tremendously. My gratitude is increasing the more I think about the things that were very difficult for me. I think the biggest deal for me is choosing to be greatful that those things are behind me. Before me I can expect more blessings as well as more painful instances. But I know that both can be used for blessing.
Just thinking . . .