6 Things I Am Grateful For

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1) My friends

I made a tough decision last weekend – the kind of decision my future self will thank me for but my present self is weeping over quite sad about. I am so grateful for the friends that I have; they have spoken so much light and love into my situation over the past 24 hours. I have only shared the basics of the situation (literally two lines in some cases) and yet they have rushed to my aid, armed with hope and healing words. I also let them know my decision so that I could be accountable to them. Making life-changing decisions in secret is cool but making sure they are executed takes a special circle of friends that will keep you grounded and remind you of where you said you wanted to be.

2) Getting accepted into a university

At the end of last year I got accepted into one of the best universities in the world *pauses and scratches head*. Yeah, I don’t really know how I managed that one either, I can only give God praise and point you in His direction if you’re also wondering how. I haven’t really told anyone because sometimes telling people good news can be awkward (or perhaps I am just awkward and this awkwardness pervades all areas of my life) so apologies if you are reading this and felt I should have told you sooner. God is so good; I’m still in disbelief!

3) My tutor

He charges so much for our sessions but I am so grateful for him! I have an exam coming up and he’s really helped my Maths skills. I am feeling a lot more confident (even though he is bankrupting me).

4) My joni jeans

For my ladies: if you are looking for a good pair of high-waisted skinny jeans, I couldn’t recommend these Topshop jeans more. They are a little pricey (I bought two pairs at once because they fit so well and my account was pained) but they literally fit like a glove. You won’t have to do that annoying pulling-up action you have to do with those horrible Primark high-waisted jeans because these should sit properly on your waist. I would also recommend getting a size smaller (if your stomach is complicit) I bought a size 10 and an 8 and the 8 fits so much better (but I can’t wear them if I plan on eating a full meal…obvs)

5) The Bible In One Year app

I love this app. It is concise, sound, challenging and it is helping me get through the whole Bible this year (if I remember to read it every day). If you’re struggling to read your Bible or don’t know where to start, I would really encourage you to download this app; it will change your life. I’m not saying this lightly. I’ve learnt so much already and it’s only day 19. Check it out!

6) My fresh outlook

This one is a little harder to write because is quite literally Day One of the new outlook. With all new and tough decisions, I don’t know how I will feel in the morning but I do know that regardless of how I feel, I’ve made the right decision. It’s always tough when things fall apart instead of falling together but during these times, it is important to trust God and trust the process. If you committed it to God right at the start then you have to believe that whatever you are left with is entirely His plan. Yesterday my Pastor said “what you end up with will be more than what you started with so why are you worried?” I’m holding onto those words this week.

I hope you have a great one,

Joy xxxx

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