Updated: Aug 17
Feelings, like seasons, come and go... Some circumstances and moods are more challenging and debilitating than others.
This morning was one of those difficult to move out of bed beginnings for me. Please don't get me wrong. I am still overwhelmingly filled with gratitude for myriad blessings, and recognize that my life could be exponentially worse than it is in this moment.
I also fully recognize that "this too shall pass." There is a great deal of comfort to be had in that simple phrase and truth. Whether the feelings and/or experience is positive or negative, it will pass. This much we know for certain. Previously when this domain [GratefulGwen.com] was hosted @Blogger I had published a post by the same title. It's gone now just like those feelings at the time. And that is okay. Life goes on. Stuff happens. Pain and loss happens. Growth happens. And we keep moving forward one indicated step at a time. It's really all we can do.
I have no plans to change the name of this blog or the channel on YouTube because I have invested too much of myself (time, energy, other resources) into building this "brand" around being a new creation [2 Corinthians 5:17] with my new God-given #attitudeofgratitude identity. If I were to rebrand myself it might be called "Note to Self."
Because that is what this blog and the channel essentially are-- these are notes to myself based on my experience, strength, and hope.
I am no smarter or better than you.
It is possible though that I have experienced some different life experiences than you. These personal life events, struggles, and choices [both good and bad] along my journey may or may not be helpful for you. Only you can be the judge of that.
I genuinely appreciate those of you who have supported me along the way. Whether verbally, emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually, financially, or through some other gift of your time and resources, I want to say Thank You sincerely from the depths of my heart and soul. It is true that my core belief when my perception tells me that I'm all alone in the wilderness is that there is ONE [may you find Him NOW] who cares for me when I struggle with thoughts of isolation and depression.
Sometimes all I can muster up the strength to do is #justbreathe
A favorite song by Casting Crowns titled "Who am I" grounds me once again and reminds me who I am...
I am Yours --
Thank You Jesus.