I want to be a person that stops.

Listening to: After the Storm by Mumford and Sons

I briefly mentioned in my last post about change: how we’re all doing something a little different, or maybe we want something different, or maybe we’re just plain afraid of change in general.  What is it that I want?  Why am I not getting what I want here?  This morning at hope we spoke on gratitude.  As a student, I have better listening days.  If I’m being totally honest, I’m probably not listening to a lecture unless I’m writing things down (perhaps how this scientist is programmed).  So in a Shober-Schneider sandwich, I took notes.  I listened.  And boy was I humbled…

Just in time for the holidays, I took a deep breath of warm-church-air and realized all of my worries were quite centered around–ME.  And when there is an increase in gratitude, there is a decrease in pride.  So let me show you this, and then hopefully you can be left to think for a moment.  Philippians 4:11-13 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

I want to be a person that stops and says thank you.  That not only serves others, but stops to note how awesome that person I’m with truly is.

Will you stop with me?

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