One of the many things I’ve learned is attitude is everything. As I age I realize that life has its fair share of challenges. In Job 2:10 Job has suffered an insurmountable lost. He wife states that he should curse God and die. ” But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips. While we can’t stop bad things from happening, we can chose how we react to them. In James 1:2 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds” Chose joy, chose to not let circumstances determine the mood. God has taught me to count it all joy. That no matter what that he is in control.
November is the month of Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving because it is what I call a pure holiday. It is not so commercial that the true meaning of the day gets distorted. This year, as well as last year I posted on Facebook what I was thankful for. It was an easy task. I have so much to be thankful for. Don’t get me wrong my life is far from perfect. I am a work in progress.
I say to everyone, think about all you may have to be thankful of it does not matter how big or small. You don’t have to do a month of thankful posts, but think about all you have to be thankful for. Also, please tell other people you are grateful for them. My mother was an icon in the town of Brookhaven Mississippi. Everyone loved her. She used to tell me and my brother LaMonte all these stories when she was young. I did not know the magnitude, until I actually talked to my mother’s students from when she was a band director. I then thought about the college students that she counseled when she was a counselor at Collin a junior college in Wesson Mississippi. I thought about how our old station wagon was a bus for the elementary students she use to have in the car when she was a counselor at Brookhaven Elementary School. I thought of all of her piano students who are now grown who have majored in music, one is a minster, one is a doctor. I could go on and on about all of the people lives she touched while she was here. My mom, was all that but have the sweetest spirit. My mother’s past student honored in a beautiful ceremony, and set up a scholarship in her name. I say all of that to say that my mom was given was given her flowers will she was alive. Her students thanked her while she was here which meant the world to her. She died later that year due to breast cancer. Give people their flowers while they are here.