Yes, you read that right. On the first day of my Thirty Days of Thankfulness, I'm thankful for adversity. I don't particularly care for adversity, but when it's over, I'm always better for it. So I have to count it among the things I'm thankful for. Sometimes it's not a situation but a person who create the conflict. Even those people who rub me the wrong way have a place in my growth process.
At least this is what I tell myself to keep from hitting them. LOL... I'm just kidding... ok not really. :)
Have you ever heard the saying that mean people are like sandpaper? In the movie The Fighting Temptations, the character played by Beyonce says this in response to comments made by such a person. "You know what Sally told me once? She said, "When life makes you have to put up with mean and hateful people, just think of them as sandpaper. They may scratch you, rub you the wrong way, but eventually you end up smooth and polished and the sandpaper... it's just going to be worn out and ugly."
So, yes... today, I'm thankful for adversity... especially when it's over! And no, I'm not going to post a picture of my "sandpaper" LOL.
By the way, if you didn't already, click on the title of the movie above when you have a few minutes to listen to some of the songs from the soundtrack and maybe even read about the movie and watch the trailer if you haven't seen it before.
Join with me in posting something you're thankful for each day this month? I'm attempting to post my list in alphabetical order, because my brain likes to organize. You don't have to do it that way. Feel free to be completely random. The purpose is for us to focus on what we have and how much we are blessed instead of what we don't have or what is wrong in our lives. I'd like to know what you come up with too so if you post on your blog, please send me a link. If you don't have a blog, post it on Facebook. If that isn't an option for you either, write the list somewhere like a journal, or your white board on your fridge. And then to share with the rest of us, just leave a comment on this blog.
God is good isn't He? This song says, "'though I ain't good enough, but He still loves me."
His love, now that is something to be thankful for, for sure!
(If you're reading this anywhere other then the blog itself, the video doesn't show up. You can click here to go to YouTube to watch scenes from the movie and hear this really great song. He still loves me.)