I am starting on a series of new challenges and I want to see how I can be Thankful Every Day in the midst of them.
I am working as a substitute nurse in the public school system......I am thankful that I like the job. I am thankful for the little boost to my economic picture. I am thankful I can help the students and teachers with all the little [and sometimes big] things that happen in any given day!
I am busy with the Messianic Fellowship "Beth L'Chaim" [meaning "House of Life"]. We are meeting every two weeks and it is a joy to fellowship with others. I also am meeting together with a group to study a specific passage of scripture each Thursday evening and each Saturday afternoon. I am Thankful Every Day for fellow believers to walk the walk of faith alongside. I delight in the diversity of my friends and I look forward to learning together.
I have undertaken a new health decision as well. I realized a few months ago that nearly all of the issues I take medicine for relate to my weight. I have decided to do something concrete about that fact. I have made the decision to go public [to my friends at least !] to share this effort. I am walking the path to bariatric surgery and have been walking towards that goal since last October. [Unless you count since 2004 when a doctor first planted the seed of consideration - I got mad at her!] Or unless you consider the fact that over the last three years I have known three friends who have had this operation [there are several types and they each had a different type] and I have been following their journeys too. Or unless you consider that I spent quite a bit of time about 15 months ago with a very successful weight loser. Or if you want to just go with the last October when I finally took action and said I WILL investigate this for me.
At any rate the only reason I am writing about this is to bring encouragement to others. I need to heard about other people's successes and I want to be truthful about my walk. Some friends and family have known for a few months now and some will learn about the decisions and challenges through this blog. I am Thankful Every Day for this communication source and I hope you will walk the journey with me.
Wonder what bible lessons I will find along the way?