So, I'm trying to think of something positive every day, to be thankful for, just a small blessing in the midst of all the struggles during this time. Thought I would share as it might encourage someone else.
My recliner broke. It was a huge expense to replace it, as I needed a heavy-duty lift chair that also helps with my circulation and allows me to sleep at night. We finally found one that fit my needs, and put the old chair out for trash pick up. Then I found out the sanitation company cannot take anything right now except for trash in plastic bags, due to virus restrictions. The chair sat out in the rain for two days while I stewed about what to do. We don't have a truck and I didn't know who to ask to haul it away. Then unexpectedly, we got a knock on the door and long story short, an energetic young man thought he could either fix the recliner or use it, and he gladly took it off my hands free of charge. Problem solved.
Our toilet has been leaking and as we only have one bathroom, it has been a real pain. My father-in-law had a friend who came with him to fix the problem. We were only charged for parts, not labor.
The power in DD1's room was not working for a few months. A friend from church who is an electrician came to help, found it was an easy fix, and he refused to take any payment.
I saw a thing on facebook. The challenge is for every negative thought purposely think 3 positive thoughts. I have to be truthful, I tend toward depression and negativity. I have ever since I was a child. I fight it daily. Most of the time, by God's grace I win. Sometimes it grips me for days, once it gripped me for months. That though was due to me trying my dr's meds to get out of it. Or rather prevent it.
God is always there, he always listens. I am thankful for that every single day. I would be a blubbering mass if he wasn't. I am thankful for my home and that before all this stay at home stuff we had been able to purchase and over the course of a few weeks fill a freezer. Now that funds will be tight (due to an insurance company rejigging on its decision) We will be ok while we figure it out. (They waived MJ's $667 premium in October then reinstated it, at $700 in March)
My family is healthy My home is mine not the banks So many things everyday! hugs honey. You are not alone in needing to work to concentrate on the positive blessings. We live in a negativity filled world.
Php 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.