Being Thankful while feeling frustrated at life

“Always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16

I am not going to lie, as I am writing this, I feel so frustrated with how my day has been going. This morning I woke up to the sound of thunder and hard rain. According to the local weather forecast it was going to rain for most of the day. The sky was dark and gloomy, and I had a hard time waking up and getting my day started.

After a quick breakfast, my grandpa and I headed into town. We had four places that we were going to go to: bank, Walmart, the local DMV and Publix. I had three transactions that I had to do. Because of my visual impairment it is often hard for me to see my bank account number and for me to sign my name on the signature line. I took my time signing my name and copying my account information down. The lady at the counter was kind and patient. I soon had everything taken care of and now all I must do is my bookkeeping for my accounts.

When we went to Walmart, I really wanted to get a replacement Blessed Girl shirt. I got a new shirt to wear for my vacation, but Duke jumped on me and made a hole in it. I tried to repair it, but instead of fixing it I accidentally burnt my shirt with an iron while I was trying to patch it. I found out that they only had one shirt at Walmart left. When I got there, I looked and looked. Come to find out the shirt I wanted to replace was out of stock. I had to get another shirt instead. I was disappointed because instead of being thankful for the shirt that I found, I went straight for some candy and soda to numb my sadness.

Next, I headed over to the local DMV to get my ID checked. If you do not know the back story I recently traveled to Maryland for vacation, and on my way back, my ID did not want to scan. I was able to get through security, but the guard suggested I get my ID checked. The man at the check in counter was nice, however I would have had to wait four hours to have it checked. I am going to have to come back another day. I really was hoping that I could get the issue resolved.

The last stop I had to make was to our local Publix. My grandpa and I picked out a few groceries, and a sandwich to enjoy for lunch. I had a craving for soup to go along with my sandwich, however I knew that we had chips at home. So, I did not ask. I enjoyed my lunch including my candy bar and soda.

Looking at my blog post now I can see the small blessings that God provides for me every day. Sometimes you must stop and ask yourself am I really being thankful and praising Jesus or am I letting the small frustrations of life get in my way?

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Hi, welcome to my website. My name is Amanda Gene. I am a disability and mental health freelancer. I would love to work with your company and I provide writing on a variety of topics on disability and mental health. Feel free to contact me via email at: Amanda@amandagene.com

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