Thanksgiving is always a good place to start.
And so it is only right that I begin by thanking all who made it possible for this blog to become a reality.
My first “thank you” goes to God for His incomparable patience with me. I see it in so many ways, every day. A relevant example is the way He doesn’t give up on me on account of the many opportunities He gave me and I didn’t take. I have a terrible habit of procrastinating and it irritates even me, most times. You see, I have been blogging in my head for almost two years now. From time to time, I’d say to myself “I should probably write something on that, it just might help another believer and it would be useful to read on days when I need to be reminded of lessons God has already taught me.” But things would end there. But God did not give up on me. So I’m grateful to Him for this opportunity to share my journey, I do not take it lightly at all. Even if just one person is encouraged by something shared here, I believe that would be a big accomplishment.
I’m grateful for all the awesome people God has blessed me with. They listened to me even when I wasn’t listening to myself. And they followed me up on things I said, even those said absentmindedly. I’ll start with Dee, God’s special gift to me. She was there at the beginning, when I started to dream the right type of dreams, when I first considered starting a blog. She was also the first one to call me The Graced Misfit, the only one apart from myself who does, until now. Thank you Dee, for sharing your dreams, your story and your heart with me. and for always encouraging me to work towards accomplishing great things for God.
There are so many reasons to be thankful for the blessing epitomised in my Mommy. For one, she never for one moment let me feel comfortable with the way I kept procrastinating on starting up the blog. And she consistently sets such a good example for me on what it means to be a disciple of Christ in a world that glorifies self, and everything un-Christlike. I love you Mom.
I will always be grateful for Jeff, one of the most friendly souls I know. I met him at a conference a few months ago. We got to talking and I mentioned to him that I wanted to start a blog sometime. He made me set a deadline for myself and nagged (his words not mine) me until I just had to follow through. Again I say thank you Jeff, for not allowing me the luxury of not working towards my goals.
And of course I have to thank my friend Lenna for never failing to cut through every excuse I give not to do my best. And for giving me no rest until the blog became active. I mean, there would be a group conversation going on and Lenna would randomly say something along these lines: “Guys, The Graced Misfit is starting a blog soon. Has she told you about it?” LOL. In light of the above, how could I not ‘advise myself’ and do the necessary?
And to every single friend of mine; the ones I know in real life and the bloggers (and their followers)
who are my friends in my head who I have come to regard as my friends, thank you for shining your light. Marianne Williamson was right, by letting your light shine you gave me the courage to do my bit too. And lastly but definitely not least, thank you to YOU for stopping by and for reading.
I’d love to hear what and who you are especially thankful for right now. Leave a comment below, will you?