Wow, a hundred days! Where has this year gone? Today I am blown away that I have kept at this blog for 100 days. Not because I am lazy, but because I have truly been blessed to find a reason to be thankful every day for the past 100 days. This made me wonder why I was unable to do so in years past. My answer? You have to look for it. Finding thankfulness requires you to seek. The world is filled to the brim with negativity. We don’t have to look far to find disappointment or discontentment. Often times they are like flashing neon signs obstructing our view from “the good” and “the right”. What I have learned in these 100 days is that good things are all around me. In fact, I would even dare say that good things are flooding me. Why wasn’t I able to see them before? My perspective was skewed. I couldn’t see the good because I was so focused on the bad. Society has encouraged this habit. Rappers glorify misdeeds in their lyrics. The news media sensationalizes the bad news, while giving us only quick blurbs about anything that might be commendable . In movies, the villain is often more liked than the hero. We have made “bad” the new good. The result? We don’t believe in joy, peace or hope. These hundred days have strengthened my belief in good. They have taught me to once again hold on to hope. These hundred days have reminded me that there is a God, and He really does care. I have seen Him evident in every single one of the last hundred days. For that I am so thankful.
So what am I thankful for today? I am thankful for the past hundred days of my journey.