I saw this post on Facebook and thought it was amazing and refreshing. the life of a teenager is difficult and, at times, convoluted with all sorts of decisions and pressing issues. I think this is a helpful way to spend one’s time. I know you will enjoy this.
I’m in a writing mood and writing is a pretty good stress reliever, so I thought I’d write something.
I don’t really have anything to do at school, I don’t have a job, and I’ve already applied and been accepted to college (Tennessee Tech University for those of you who are not in the loop). I don’t really have anything to direct my attention towards, and yet I find myself still stressing over meaningless crap that doesn’t deserve any part of my attention at all.
And I hate myself for it.
For letting little problems get to me when they won’t even matter months down the road.
But now I’m not going to name off all the crap(pardon my language) that stresses me out.
Instead, I’m going to say what I’m thankful for.
I am thankful for my loving family who is my support and encouragement.
I am thankful for my friends who are always willing to listen to me and laugh at my dumb jokes.
I am thankful for my church family as well. They do so much for me that I don’t even realize.
I am thankful that I’m not AS lost and confused as other teenagers who “don’t know what they want to do with their life.” (Speaking of, you don’t have to declare a major your freshman year of college. You don’t even have to go to college. Oh, and there’s the military too.)
I’m thankful that I am healthy, for the most part.
I’m thankful that I live in America.
I’m thankful that I don’t have horrible taste in music.
I’m thankful that I’m not ignorant and that I’m not filled with hate.
I’m thankful I’m alive.
I’m thankful for the God that has given all that is above and continually gives and gives and gives without my blissfully ignorant self realizing it.
I’ve been typing this as I go, so if it sounds dumb…Oh well.
Keep me in your prayers as I try to do something productive with my idle time, as I try to continually remember what God has given me, and as I make an investment in myself instead of trying to help others.