30 days of thanks 4

  1. Appreciating my ability to hear.

When I was younger I abused my auditory system, by listening to extremely loud music with and without headphones.

I think about people who are hearing impaired at birth or by other causes except self- inflicted abuse as I was doing and I feel ashamed of how I abused something so precious.

I do not know how much damage I have done to my hearing, but I thank you God for sparing me to be able to hear pretty well or hear what I want to hear per my husband..lol.

While walking to my car after work I experienced a feeling and heard sounds I know I have heard before, but never really listened to them.

The sounds that stood out and grabbed my attention were from some of God’s smaller winged creatures…birds chirping.

I can not ever recall listening to those beautiful bird sounds and envisioning myself stretched out on a blanket surrounded by them as they chirp me into a calm and relaxed state of mind as I did today.

I think God has been allowing me to hear the calming sounds of peacefulness by way of these beautiful creatures, but I refused to listen.

So, why today did I choose to listen to what I heard? Why today did the calm come over me and not Thursday or Friday when I needed it or did I really need it at that time?

Philippians 4:6-7 be anxious for anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God; v. 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.

Better yet, perhaps God was helping me shake Satan off before I got home and carried him inside with me. Oh well, only God knows the reasons and that is fine with me.


Georgia native, mother, grandmother and a Graduate of Santa Fe College in Gainesville,Florida. I’ve been married for 31yrs. to my hilariously loving husband. We worship at Gainesville Church of Christ (1001 28th Ave. 32609) in Gainesville Florida.

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