Sunday, January 24, 2010
I have so much to be thankful for and I just want to shout it from the rooftop!! Why am I so ecstatic?
On New Year's Eve, instead of thinking of a list of resolutions to write down I decided to think about all of the things I was most grateful for. I also decided to consciously have an attitude of gratitude in 2010 and beyond because I believe that it can do amazing things for your spirit and your life.
Well fast forward to this past Tuesday night (just 19 days after New Years Eve), I was in a car accident and the experience was traumatic to say the least. I was hit by a man who ran a red light, the car I was driving in spun around, went up on the sidewalk and before I hit a concrete wall, I literally saw my life flash before my eyes. It was a surreal experience.
When I got out and looked at the car, I was in disbelief that I was not hurt worse. The man who hit me was very apologetic and was willing to help any way he could. Throughout the night, I would wake up and just begin to cry and pray, thanking God for protecting me. I am just so overcome with emotion to think that I must have some deeper purpose in my life that God wants me to fulfill and that He thought enough of me to save me.
Even when my lawyer saw the pics, he was amazed that my injuries were not more severe. He said he has seen people whose cars had received less damage than the one I was driving, who had sustained far worse injuries.
When all of life's issues and hurdles threaten to keep me discouraged, I am reminded that God is still in control and He has a greater plan at hand!! For this I am forever grateful and my heart is filled with joy.
What are your stories of gratitude?