Day 4: Being Thankful
Thursday, August 08, 2013
The past year has really been a world wind for me. It seemed as if I wasn’t going to make it, but I did survive and I have a story that will help me and maybe someone else as well. I haven’t had anything help me to remember where I have come from until I went to the store earlier this week.
As I was walking towards my car I saw an older woman walking slowly to get a cart from the place you return them in the parking lot. She had parked her vehicle behind mine’s, so as I was walking towards my car I had noticed how packed her Explorer was. It was packed full of things from the backseat to the trunk part of the vehicle, all the way to the ceiling.
The first thing that came to my mind is that I wondered if that was all of her belongings. Then I got to thinking that maybe she was living in her vehicle. This thought brought back all of the things that I have been going through.
In the past year I almost had my car repossessed, there were a few days that I had to take leave without pay at my job and just a few months ago my things that I had in storage was auctioned off. Now I could be walking around sad and feeling sorry for myself, but I’m not. Even though I came close to losing my car, I didn’t. Even though I had to have days off with no pay, I am grateful for having a job. Just because my things were auctioned off, they were just things and I can always replace them.
I believe that everything happens for a reason and that in due time it will help you help someone else get through the same thing as you did. We don’t always choose our circumstances or trials that we may go through, but we just need to make sure that we keep ourselves equipped with what we need to get through them.
I don’t know what the woman’s story is, but I hope that she is able to see the light at the end of the tunnel as I have. It takes time, but you have to be sure to hold on and never take your eyes off of it.