November 24, 2010

Real Thankful

I am so thankful for the past year. It has been full of ups and downs, accomplishments and humbling moments. What I have learned and how I have changed...I will never fully understand how it all happened.

As I sat in a doctor's office last December, having an anxiety attack and believing that I was dying, I remember thinking I need to give thanks right now. I didn't understand why I was compelled to give thanks and to tell the truth I'm not so sure I was 100% sincere in my thanks-giving, but I did try to.

The Bible says to give thanks IN all circumstances, not FOR all circumstances.

1 Thessalonians 5:18
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

It was out of a lot of pain and darkness that restoration and healing came in my life. I didn't even know it, but THAT is what I was giving thanks for nearly a year ago. I can't explain why bad things happen to good people and I won't try to figure God out, but through it all I've learned this: I can trust my Savior. He is faithful and for that I am really, really thankful.

Hebrews 10:23
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.


Can do mom said...


And for that I'm so thankful.

Sharing the joy of giving thanks with you! I hope your Thanksgiving holiday is wonderful.

Blessings to you!

Patrick said...

I am thankful for so much... getting healthy in 2010 is near the top of the list behind family & friends.


Chris in FL--Joyful Mother said...

And yes Keelie, He is so very, very faithful!! thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I haven't been by lately much because life has been a little busy over here so not much computer time. Whenever I can though I LOVE to visit your blog. It is so encouraging to me and reminds me to know all things are possible with the Lord in our lives!! He is the one to give us the strength to climb those hills, mountains that come along our path...

Have an awesome, awesome Thanksgiving!!

Raegun said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Keelie!

Kristi said...


Love you & SOOO very thankful for you!

Diet Chic ~ Jury said...

Hi Keelie, hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I really enjoy reading your blog, I was going through your progress photos and you´ve come so far!! Can´t wait to be able to see these kinds of differences.
Also, just noticed that in 2010 you´ve written as many posts as the lbs you weighed when you started.. hmm just an interesting observation.

BEE said...

happy belated thanksgiving

Kate said...

Yes. He is. He can take the blackest, most horrible day and turn it into your dreams of today.