Skip to main content

I'm Thankful for Hard Things


I'm thankful for these things, yet there are easy things to be thankful for. It took me all of three seconds to type those five random words down. I didn't think about them much as if my brain already knew that my answer to "What are you thankful for?" would automatically include those things. 

But, what about the hard things. 

Can you be thankful for,

Lessons, because it means I have something to learn, and boy I could always use to help.

Guns, because it means that my country has a way of protecting me and my family.

Hurt, because it reminds me of how great God's healing feels.

Guilt, because it means I'm not a robot and have a beating heart that will be forever tempted with sin until my Savior returns.

Tears, because it means ... well ... I guess because they come after I feel something sad or painful, because they mean I'm processing what's locked in my head, because they cause me to "do" something after those tears. 

Yes. You can be thankful for hard things. And, Yes. It will be hard. 

I challenge you as Thanksgiving is tomorrow, thank God for the hard things. Explore the meanings of the objects in your life that are hard to wrap your mind around. Thank God for the uncomfortable because it makes His comfort that much more special. 


  1. You make a really good point. It is super hard to be grateful for the hard things.


Post a Comment

Let me know what you think : )

Popular posts from this blog

How to Create a Fact Manual for a Book Series {Peek into My Next Story}

I started my current story, Ideal Lies, last year, and this time, I decided to make it a trilogy. This story is a mix between dystopian and utopian.

I Missed the Only Year of My Life When I Could Sing, "I am sixteen going on seventeen."

Sound of Music has been my favorite movie since I was in kindergarten. My second favorite scenes was the invasion of the Nazi's. Don't ask why? I guess it was foreshadowing to my future history major. My favorite scene is when Liesl sings, "I am sixteen going on seventeen." 
     For years, I waited until I turned sixteen so I could sing that song. I didn't care that the two characters were falling in love. I just wanted to sing the lines, "I am sixteen," with accuracy. 
     Well, today I am seventeen. In the past year, I never got the chance to watch Sound of Music and sing along. This kind of made me sad . . . 
     Until I think back to all the times my sister, MK, sang the songs from The Sound of Music with beauty and grace. She fell in love with the movie just like had, and she doesn't care that she's not sixteen. She just loves music and singing. Listening to her was better than fulfilling a childhood dream.
     MK and my family make my…

10 Weird Things Writers Do ... And Are Perfectly Okay