Passover also Known as Feasting on Gratitude - Shawneda Author, Novelist, Blogger, Creative Strategist, Social Media Copy Expert

Passover also Known as Feasting on Gratitude


This Monday and every day I consider to be a blessing from God. 
Not because I don't fail, or mess up or experience disappointment. 
My victories aren't all lived out online and neither are my failures. 
This is simply the attitude I choose and when life makes it hard to maintain
The mindset I return to after minor or major setbacks. 

The truth is I have more to be thankful for than to complain about. 
Life's rollercoaster has given me dips, twists, loop de loops and turns
some have made me giddy and others left my stomach in my mouth. 
All of the experiences I've chosen to trust God to use them to bring me
closer to Him. Not just the valleys the mountaintops too. 


So many things I have to be thankful for in my career. 
I've never been closer to achieving my 
post secondary education goals than I am 
at this moment in my life. 
Thankful to God for HIS commitment to fulfilling 
the desires of my heart is an understatement. 
Humbling to watch Him make good on His word. 
Overwhelming to witness Him bless people
He places in my life to see my professional purpose happen. 
Mindblowing to see Him place people in my life I didn't 
even know to ask for or need. 
Amazing to experience Him faithfully answer prayers from
more than ten years and ten minutes ago. 

Three years after starting over to build a better life 
for me and my daughter I know I made the right choice.
God has orchestrated and been instrumental in every moment. 
I've learned so much and grown closer to God
which is a always a win. 


Jewish tradition of passover is a time to celebrate and reflect on
when they were released from slavery to the Egyptians. 
For me it is a time to thank God for being free in Christ. 
 From the moment I reignited my relationship with God
and read the scripture that says to be thankful in all things.
While life has presented me with a few ups and downs
challenges, frustrations, and delays I have been called PollyAnna
(not sure if it was as an insult, I took it as a compliment)
 because I work to find the silver lining in every situation. 
An attitude of gratitude is my goal no matter what
life brings my way because I know God will always
work things out for my good. 
I'm thankful because no matter what's happen in the end
for me "it's all good." 
(Romans 8:28)

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