So many of the things I think about these days are first world issues. Whether I will find love, whether I will get my feelings hurt, whether I will be understood.
Today, I’d like to just focus on those things that I don’t have to think about: where I’m going to sleep, how I’m going to pay for food or my bills, if I have a job. Right now, even though I’m not flush with wealth, these things are all manageable.
Today I dropped my phone in a cup of coffee. Maybe it will work tomorrow – maybe it will not. As frustrating and annoying as it is – it is not the end of the world. I don’t have much control over whether or not it repairs itself – and if it doesn’t work – just like everything else, I’ll just have to make it work.
I’m thankful that I don’t need a phone to survive. It may feel hard to not play with the phone the way that I’m used to playing. But in reality – I’ll make it.
I’m thankful for friends that seek to pick me up. I’m thankful for family that I have by blood, and family I have by love. I’m thankful for a warm bed, a safe neighborhood, and not waking up to the sounds of gunshot or bombs. I’m thinkful for a bill of rights, and a chance to make a mistake and then correct it. But most of all – I’m thankful for each day, no matter what it may bring. Not that God should take this is a personal challenge to see if I still think this way later . . .