Friday, January 20, 2006

thinking thankfully on thursdays Starting today, I am borrowing Carmen's (from Full Contact Christ-Centric Living) idea of "Thinkful Thanking" on Thursdays (she gave me permission to borrow, so I don't have to steal--Thanks Carmen!!). I remember nearly a year ago now going to a hospital here in Taiwan to see an obgyn. A lady behind the "visitor center" helped me find out where my doctor was located and even walked me most of the way after I had tried on my own and failed. My heart felt thankful to her for her assistance. This was a very special moment for me because it was probably the first time in a year and a half that I had felt thankful to anyone for anything. It was one of the first signs that I was coming out of my depression. It was a GREAT feeling! I think that moment of true gratefulness to some stranger will forever be etched in my heart as a very monumental moment. And, thus, at that moment I learned the joy in needing help, being helped, and being thankful for the help received--a hard lesson indeed for a first-born, stubborn, I-can-do-it-myself perfectionist. So, without further adieu, this week I am thankful for: my puppy (he makes me smile) my winter break (started yesterday and continues till end of Feb) my colleague Kady (who always finds time to listen to me ramble and is excited about life AND who is a great gift-giver too) a new missionary friend, Mary Agnes (she selflessly has been extending her friendship and sharing her family with me) my brand new blender (that i got on sale) a God who loves me without condition

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