What’s in a good day?
I’d consider a good day to consist of the following: good hair, some positive work flow at the office, and coming home to a happy pops.
But… There will be days when my hair isn’t so obedient, when it feels like every Supervisor is out to get me, and when my dad isn’t fully conscious, or not enough to eat his meal under an hour at least.
Surely, God can’t expect me to be thankful for those circumstances, but I think He does ask I’m thankful in them.
I’m thankful to, indeed, have hair. And for the most part, it’s pretty nice. It’s shiny, it’s smooth, it’s voluminous, and it holds its curl. Are you laughing out loud? Because I am. Bad hair, don’t care. :)
I’m thankful to have a job. It pays my rent, my student loans. My teammates are brilliant—intelligent, hard working, beautiful. I suppose Advertising attracts a people of both beauty and brains, so I’m in luck there, too.
I’m thankful to have a papa bear. He’s the sweetest, and he’s gentle and kind. He doesn’t always remember my name, but he never fails to tell me I’m the most beautiful girl in the room (next to mom, of course). I’m thankful that he’s alive and present and that he worked incredibly hard so that our family can see his American dream actualized. He laughs when I laugh, he sings when I sing, he cries when I cry. He doesn’t know why he expresses these emotions, but he does, and he does them with me. Thanks, dad!
It’s difficult to give thanks to God in really difficult circumstances. But Hosea reminds me that I’m given these things, and in abundance—I am Hosea’s wife. And without Him, I have and I am nothing.