Saying the word “Thank you” is so common. Most of the time, we say it just because it’s part of our speech automatically when something is done for us. We can say it many times in one simple, single conversation without us knowing how many times did we really say it.
With all the things going on around us, I can’t help but utter my words of sincere “thanks” almost every time I breathe. It’s just overwhelming to see and hear how many individuals are affected by this virus.
Every individual on the face of earth became appreciative of who they are and what they have. We used to take for granted so many things around us and about us.
…now, we miss going to work. We miss that colleague that doesn’t seem to matter to us before. Kids miss school and hope that they can go back and learn the things they were not crazy about. We miss going to church and seeing our brothers and sisters in Christ. I am not so much of a hugger, but now, I wish I can hug my family and friends every time I see them…but I can’t.
Not anymore do I spend time figuring out what to buy from a local store because I tend to compare quality and price. Now, how I get excited to see a couple of items in a certain rack and grab it right away before someone else gets it. I don’t care about quality and price anymore. I don’t even care what the brand is because there’s not a lot of options. You can only get what’s available for you. What about the next couple of days? Well, let’s deal with that in the next day or two.
I never expected myself to be so appreciative of every people I see walking, though I know them or not. It just feels great to see them healthy and being their normal self. Then I wonder…what about the other person at the other side of the wall, so sick and fighting for life, and yet not being able to be with family. It hurts just to imagine what they’re going through.
I’ve never uttered this much prayer in my life. Every where I turn my eyes to, I see God’s work…the beauty of it. He is still amazing and His work is unfathomable. How he weaves this tapestry of life and the end result of all these. No one can know the why’s, the how’s, the when, and who. And we are not to know…but we are to rely on His power ALONE. We don’t have control over anything. But if we learn the true meaning of “Thank You”, everything before us becomes beautiful. The breath of fresh air is more real and meaningful.
I am thankful. God is my maker and He’s never wrong. We may never understand, but we can always believe.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding…