This is a time when the world stops to be thankful for the things that they have been given. I this year am especially thankful.
I especially remember that even the past few years have been very difficult. A few things happened to me that caused my anixeity and panic disorder to blow up and I found
This is when the world stops to be thankful for the things they have been given. This year I feel incredibly grateful.
I especially remember that even the past few years have been very difficult. A few things happened to me that caused my anxiety and panic disorder to blow up, and I found myself afraid of the future and whether or not there would be one for me. I found myself obsessing over my mortality and what the future held, not just for me but also for the world.
My challenge was this, how do I come to peace within myself. Mainly I was taught since age 8 that the world was coming to an end, and Jesus Christ was returning. I thought I was ready for this inevitable end until COVID happened; we were advised not to leave our homes. Millions died, and there was no readily available cure. Was this the Book of Revelations endtime, and was I ready for Life as I know it to change?
Fear, frustration and uncertainty ruled me for a while. My thoughts led my body, and I, as much as I tried, couldn’t get it under control. You know therapists tell you that panic and anxiety happen when you feel out of control, and well, I was not, neither was the world I felt. Hatred has risen to an all-time high, meaning persons felt free for some reason to express it and act out. Riots, marching and protesting, became necessary.
Well, things have gotten somewhat quiet, but for how long. A vaccine was made, even that has caused more stress for our world. Questions arise: Should I or shouldn’t I? Then the powers that give an ultimatum oops job or no job are scary.
I am doing much better. I decided to go to a Mental Health Doctor (yes, as a Christian). I went, and I did get a medication to help me. This was hard because I felt I should be able to just handle this thing called Life. Prayer is a large part of my healing and peace. Also, I Journal to write out my fears, worries, and concerns before bed.
Anyway, I am sharing this to say that I AM THANKFUL. Each day is a gift. And even though I don’t know precisely what tomorrow will bring, I can trust God to take care of me. So I would like to challenge you to join me in the art of thankfulness daily, write it and add pictures in your own journal. Thirty days is what I ask, lets do it and just see what happens.