Being Grateful

I think we already know there is a difference for being thankful and being grateful.  Sure, the words mean the same thing, but I know that when I say I’m thankful for something it doesn’t feel as meaningful as when I say I’m grateful for something, or someone.

I don’t know, it might just be me who feels that the words are different.

To start off, I’m grateful that I have finally gotten a job.  It’s a seasonal job in retail, but after one day I love it.  I know I just spent the last 5-6 years getting a Bachelor’s Degree, but I’m happy to have a job.  And who says I couldn’t continue working in retail and do freelance video work?  You never know what will happen.

Speaking of the fact I’ve finally gotten a job, which I really hope leads to a regular position, I’m grateful for my mom for being so great since my graduation about me not having a job.  She knew I was trying and contented to encourage and motivate me to keep looking and not give up.  I’m just very grateful that she has been amazing through this whole ordeal and that when I got discouraged, she lifted me up and told me that God has it and for me not to worry about what anyone else was saying about my job-hunting struggle.

There are times that I’m in a bind and sometimes my mom can’t always be the one to help me, and I’m grateful that God has blessed me with a dad who is always there for me.  I might not see my dad every day, but I can’t doubt that he loves me and would do anything for me.  I really love how excited my dad gets during the Giants games and it was something I really missed this week since the G-men were on bye week.

And I’ll end this post with a music video for a bit of inspiration on this fine Monday morning.

I heard this song on the radio for the first time the other day (that’s how often I listen to the radio) and immediately fell in love with it.  Then this morning I watched the music video and… it hit me hard.  Because out of all the things I’m grateful for, I’m the most grateful for Jesus dying on the cross so that we could be saved.

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A Grateful Heart with Ember Grey

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