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Attitude of Gratitude... 30 Days of Thanksgiving! Day 18

"Fear is a LIAR." I love this song by Zach Williams. Most of the time fear "feels" real and true. False Evidence Appearing Real... Fear is not the truth... It may be our reality at times, but it is not our truth. Fear has taken on a whole new flavor in 2020! I've seen how believing in and living out of fear can destroy lives, stop life, end life, divide families and friends, cause physical and medical issues, and bring overall unrest.

Fear is not bad in itself. It is what we do with or believe about fear that creates a challenge and wreaks havoc in our minds and bodies. God designed our bodies with the flight or fight mechanism, to release adrenaline and cortisol when we face a fearful situation or need to get out of a bad situation. Unfortunately, for many people this surge of stress hormones flood our bodies day in and day out, wreaking havoc in so many ways, physically and mentally.

Did you know you can find "do not fear," "fear not," "don't be afraid," 365 times in the Bible. One for every day of the year,. God wouldn't tell us not to fear, if it wasn't possible for us to not fear. For me, fear = a lack of faith or trust. I tend to find fear being a part of my life, when I choose to put my trust in myself or someone else, more than I am trusting God for whatever situation I'm facing. Listen to "Fear is a Liar" by Zach Williams and / or "I Am No Longer a Slave," I think you'll be encouraged.

Today I am grateful for:

  1. Music that feeds my soul

  2. Symphonies - there is just something about the way all the instruments flow together creating a life of their own

  3. Counselors who help people sort through issues in life and walk alongside them.

  4. Yogi, Pepper and Georgie - grandpups grateful they have families that love them

  5. Ceiling fans

  6. Fireplaces

  7. Vegan Lettuce wraps

  8. Almond butter stuffed dates, dipped in chocolate - so much yum

  9. Frankincense oil - so many uses

  10. The lessons learned from hard times

  11. The joy of being on the other side of hard times

  12. Pink, all shades and hues of pink

  13. Quilts - made with love

  14. Sewing machines

  15. Rocking chairs

  16. Laptops

  17. Sleep apps

  18. Another day to live life

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