Sharing Day 14 of Grape Stuff’s Project GRAPEful…
Project GRAPEful continues…Recap:
We aim to bless our readers who, for the most part, have had a very difficult year in 2015. For the next 21 days until Thanksgiving day, we will be sharing inspiring stories and things we are “GRAPEful” for. We pray these tidbits bless you and that you and your family will find peace and strength each day. (Aside from being able to enter to win prizes which you can read more about by clicking the link above.)
One of the final installments of my article, The Blessings of Pain for your thankfulness and GRAPEful reading pleasure:
7. Pain makes you appreciative.
Those who have suffered a great deal appreciate the little things. You get great joy from a simple flower, a pain free moment, a few extra dollars, a bit of free time, a rest, a beautiful day showing God’s beauty in the midst of your suffering. Appreciation gives you hope and hope brings even more blessings. Being appreciative of the little things means you are grateful for even small advances in treatment, tiny steps forward in financial matters, and most importantly grateful to God and other people for their help in getting through the tough times. You know the depths of sorrow and it stands in stark contrast to some of the wonders of the world and the amazing people you meet. Managing to be grateful helps you find joy even in the midst of pain.
So today, I’m thankful for the little things each day that keep me joyful and inspire me! I’ll talk more about specific things that inspire me lately in subsequent GRAPEful posts!
What are your struggles and what are you thankful for today? Please share as a comment down below this post. And please share this post with your Facebook family and other social media friends to inspire them to come and share their own as well. We’ll be praying for each person listed below.
Here’s what will be awarded for the contest so far:
1. The most inspirational story
2. The person who shared our blog posts the most
3. The most insightful thing gained from doing this project
Prizes will include: