Being thankful - it's a Thanksgiving type of thing. You sit down at the table and someone suggests that everyone goes around the table saying one thing you're thankful for. Some people say "family" others joke "wifi" and kids usually go "the food". And, I wonder, how has this happened?
How have we forgotten that Jesus literally shook the world and saved us from the sins that are continuously consuming us?
Tunnel vision is a real thing. I never really understood what tunnel vision was, until I went on this "ride" last fall. Basically, it was a huuuugee tube stuck in the ground and I sat down on a sled and zoomed down it. But, oh my gosh, guys, the whole at the bottom IT WAS SO SMALL. like how was I supposed to fit?!??!?
Also, it was so dark. I could only see one thing, everything else had vanished. I feel as if this is a sense of how I live day to day. I walk around, getting things accomplished. I have school to do, chores, DIY projects, errands to run, friends to chat with - which these are all fine things, but somehow, I seem to forget something so big.
That this life isn't the beginning or the end. That these days are only a short speck in the eyes of God and that eternity is forever and ever and ever x413547529952193534
Psalm 107 is a beautiful poem of truthfulness which David writes down. It's 43 verses long, or believe me, I would be writing the whole thing. You gotta go read it, k. There was one repetitive line that David kept repeating "Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness. And for His wonderful works to the children of men!"
We don't give thanks to God enough, do we?
Last night, there was a tornado warning where I live. My family and I went to the basement for like a half hour to wait it out. It was cozy and relaxing. Everyone snuggled and watched The Magic School Bus. Shortly after, I found out a tornado (or a possible one, still not 100% sure i guess) was by my grandpa. Huge trees in his front yard were ripped out of the ground like a toothpick.
And, not until this morning, hours and hours later, did I realize something.
I hadn't thanked God that my grandpa was alright. like ouch.
So, maybe there are days when I remember to praise Him for all of my Lord's wonderfulness and some days where I get tunnel vision. All I know is this - I don't wanna forget the important stuff. I don't want to sweat the small stuff. And, I need to thank God more.
After all, my heart is still beating cuz of Him. My lungs are still filling with air and if I only have one day left on this earth to say it "OH GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD!"
btw, camp nano is actually going good and I'm at like 13k in my novel SO MUCH PAIN IM INFLICTING ON MY PEOPLE LIKE OUCH SORRY GUYS
EVER FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TUNNEL VISION??
ANY RECENT TORNADO OR STORM PROBLEMS?