Mom once told me that we live in “scarcity” rather than “enough” or “abundance.”
–We wake up and say we didn’t get enough sleep.
–Our coffee wasn’t strong enough–or we didn’t get enough.
–The shower wasn’t hot enough or long enough.
–There’s not enough time to make it to our scheduled appointment.
Yada, yada, yada… We live in a state of discontent without even realizing that our “scarcity” is often a product of our own thinking.
What if we change our thinking and determine to live with the mindset that there is enough? What if we choose gratitude? When we express thankfulness, we actually become more thankful–our gratitude increases, it multiplies and spreads.
So, what can I be thankful for?
For starters, I’m grateful that we have been able to re-open our centers. Appointments are still required, but we’ve expanded the hours available. Both locations are now open during normal days/hours each week. And that word “normal” is beautiful! It’s been awesome to see women once again coming in for help. Some are still fearful, but the numbers are increasing.
We have been so encouraged by the many folks who have called and scheduled appointments to bring in donations. Volunteers are helping sort these donations and restock our resource closet.
God is still in control and He is absolutely trustworthy.
And when I reflect on this…I am more grateful!